What is wrong with my Ameraucana?

farm-gal91

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 28, 2012
123
4
94
So my Ameraucana pullet that I purchased from poultry hollow a few months ago. She looks healthy outwardly but something isn't right. She stands in a dazed trance. She will not roost. She walks, eats, drinks, and poos normal. What would cause a chicken to act so dazed and lethargic but have no outward signs of disease? She acts so confused sometimes and hardly ever moves from place to place but can otherwise walk fine. All other chickens are healthy.
 

dawg53

Humble
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Nov 27, 2008
28,234
15,658
956
Glen St Mary, Florida
So my Ameraucana pullet that I purchased from poultry hollow a few months ago. She looks healthy outwardly but something isn't right. She stands in a dazed trance. She will not roost. She walks, eats, drinks, and poos normal. What would cause a chicken to act so dazed and lethargic but have no outward signs of disease? She acts so confused sometimes and hardly ever moves from place to place but can otherwise walk fine. All other chickens are healthy.
I suggest you worm her.
 

farm-gal91

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 28, 2012
123
4
94
Wormed and let her dust herself free of parasites. Still nothing. That was 3 weeks ago.
 

farm-gal91

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 28, 2012
123
4
94
I'm starting to think something mental is going on. I wish someone had a clue this is so hard. I am a veterinary technician and all of her blood test come back normal. It's just plain weird!:(
 

kreagerm

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 11, 2012
229
13
91
I have an EE that is acting very similar. I just think that's her mentality. She has been this way for weeks since she started to lay. Mine looks normal and does normal things, just is a little slow. I like it because my other chickens are scared to be picked up but she allows it.
 

farm-gal91

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 28, 2012
123
4
94
sounds like mine. she hasn't begun to lay yet thought.

I have wormed her with various deworms (as they all do various types) I even went down to the cheapest, Wazine ( don't like the ingridients and its not a broad spectrum). I have used strongid, panacure. These are all in doses for chickens and other fowl that I have done for years. Never had any problems. Also, I have looked at fecal samples at work of her and she has no ova in her fecal samples, therefore worms do not seem to be the issue. Maybe a mental issue? I don't know. I'm to the point of frusterated since she is so "ADR" or what we call in the vet office "ain't doin right". Any other ideas?
 

farm-gal91

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 28, 2012
123
4
94



This is her. She does seem sort of hunched but she runs, walks, has not gait problems and no lesions anywhere.
 

MANNA-PRO

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom