What's going on with my Australorp???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by keyt1969, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps


    We have a 6-7 month old Australorp hen that has been acting very strange. For the last week it's like she's afraid of all the other chickens. When she's in the general population, she will stay in the barn and if anyone comes near her she will either stand completely still, not eating or drinking or lay down and curl her legs up like in a fetal position. If she's by herself, she acts totally normal, eating and drinking fine. At night we've been keeping her in the dog crate and it's like she loves it in there!! [​IMG] She kinda reminds me of my sister's fainting goat she had years ago!

    Everyone else is fine. Any ideas?
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    she lays down, or squats down? How long does she stay in the position? she won't eat or drink if anyone is near here, but if she is alone she will eat and drink just fine?
  3. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:She lays down. She stays that way til she's picked up and put back in the dog kennel. Correct, she won't eat or drink when anyone is near her but she will if she's in the dog kennel

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