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What is my chickens problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thechickmama, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2013
    Fort Collins, co
    The other day my ameracona was pacing into the chickencoop tho the run then to the chickencoop then the run ect.
    what is the problem? after a while she stoped paceing, but then she was just looking at a egg and she looked zooned out then she'd fluff her feathers than zone out again.
  2. Stewarts

    Stewarts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2013
    PEI, Canada
    As a precaution I'd get her on SuperBoost right now, its a mixture of vitamins/minerals and a general antibiotic. She sounds confused, the cause could be a sickness coming on or just that she is vitamin deficient in something. SuperBoost must be give every 24 hours - 1/2 tsp to 1 gallon water and watch her for the same and other signs of sickness.

    Check her body over for any physical signs like swellings, drainage from her eyes or beak, check the color of her poop and check her vent area and under her wings for lice; you'd have to check her for mites at night with a flashlight, that's when they come out to feed on her. IF she has lice or mites, treat immediately with Sevin Poultry Dust and supplement her diet with Poultry Nutri Drench to make sure she's getting the vitamins, etc she needs.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    My orps do this when they are in the initial phases of going broody. Have you noticed her spending more time in the nest box lately?
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    They can act like that when they are going to lay their first egg.
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I agree with Happy Chooks. Mine do this when they are about to lay an egg. Or at least thinking about laying an egg. :)
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    No reason to start throwing supplements at her.

    More info please:
    How old is she?
    Is she laying yet?
    How many birds and how many nests do you have?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
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  7. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2013
    Fort Collins, co
    She was fine once she layed an eggs and thanks for replying to me
  8. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2013
    Fort Collins, co
    oh and this was around her 2 dozen of eggs and now she fine again

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