WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY CHICKEN?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nekasneka1, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. nekasneka1

    nekasneka1 New Egg

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    I recently rescued some ex-battery hens and have had them for about 4-5 months. One of them has recently gone off her food and is usually the first one out the coop to get her feed. She occasionally eats a little bit but nowhere near as much as usual. She also is very reluctant on coming out of the coop. She's not the fondest of being picked up but she's usually ok with it, now she's making clucking noises that sound's like she's pain. Is also usually really friendly and curious and now just hangs out under a tree which I can't get her out from. Im unsure on what is wrong but there is nothing tormenting them at night and nothing that could be stressing her out.
     
  2. bardyrock15

    bardyrock15 Just Hatched

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    hi! welcome to BYC,
    have you checked her crop at all to feel if it was too full? are you able to check her vent or maybe her keel area? keep a close eye on her for a while and if she gets any new symptoms let me know! if you find something, sending pictures helps too! is there any possibility she could be broody?
     
  3. nekasneka1

    nekasneka1 New Egg

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    No I don't have a rooster so she shouldn't be broody.
     
  4. BirdieBirdie

    BirdieBirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Isolate her and observe if she is eating and pooping. I recently had my RIR go through similar symptoms... she passed away after a few weeks. It was a slow decline and there was nothing we could have done to save her.
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    She doesn't need a rooster around to go broody.
     
  6. bardyrock15

    bardyrock15 Just Hatched

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    We don't have a rooster either, but hens don't need a rooster to be broody. Our hens occasionally become broody even though we don't have a rooster.
     

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