weird chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dumplingirl, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a coo ku maran and we have had a raccoon take 6 chickens but i don't know about her she is really slow and every time we let them free range she gets under our lawn chair and hides she is timid and skittish sometimes i just take her and cuddle her hoping it will go away. HELP!.....[​IMG][​IMG]also what is a ground threat thanks please hurry!
     
  2. farmgirl7

    farmgirl7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a "scared" chicken. She was terrorized by the massacre of the other 6. Do you have other chickens in the group? If she doesn't straighten up soon, you might want to put her in a small, safe place within the pen for awhile. Did the coon get in the coop, the run or while they were free-ranging?
     
  3. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    today when we let them free range she was the first one in the run and coop to sleep
     
  4. farmgirl7

    farmgirl7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she got over it. That's great! I hope you can shoot that coon. We've had one hanging around, but we've got the 22 loaded and ready. Told husband the shotgun might be better, but he said we'd scare the neighbors to death!
     
  5. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    im sorry I guess you didn't understand no shes doing worse shes shakey and is sleep all day only drinks dosent run or anything we shot the coon 2 weeks ago
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    She may have been internally injured during the attack, she may have lost a bonded buddy in the attack.
    That is a major upset in flock dynamics to lose 6 birds out of I don't know how many, it can take time(more than 2 weeks) for things to settle into the new 'normal'.
     
  7. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     
  8. farmgirl7

    farmgirl7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I misunderstood what you said. I hope you will let us know how she does in the next few weeks. Keep hugging her....wish I could give her a hug, too!
     
  9. dumplingirl

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    today ii held her and she isn't very heavey im scared
     
  10. farmgirl7

    farmgirl7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she hasn't been eating, she has probably lost weight. Like aart said, it may take awhile. How are the other chickens treating her? Is she still sleeping all the time? You might try isolating her for awhile so she has her own food and water...and give her treats. If she is that emotionally stressed, she doesn't need competition from the rest of the flock.
     

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