Whats up with my maran?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Seems fine... just maybe a bit slow in development maybe??? She seems to have problems jumping out of the coop, while even my little banty has no problems. I have been seeing a lot of maran feathers scattered about the coop lately too. Droppings fine, eating drinking fine... no mites or lice... not one of my nicer looking chickens... any ideas???
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    How old is she? Is she molting?
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I forgot to mention that she doesnt always hold her tail up either... just kinda lets it hang... seems like she has been hanging out with the turket buzzards vs the chickens... kinda weird...
     
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:She is only about 3 1/2 months old... they dont molt that early do they?
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Here is a pic I got of her yesterday

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  6. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is probably low woman on the pecking order.

    Marans mature slowly, and I have notices they often do not hold their tails up till they are mature. Once she is about 6months old has a red comb and is ready to lay she will probably be less submisive.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My rooster is the same way! :O I think he's developmentally retarded! He is so uncoordinated and clumsy! X_X

    He did fly to the roost for the first time last night (only to fall off 10 minutes later) - he's 6 months old - eats, drinks, poops, everything normal. He's weird..
     
  8. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:Thats really interesting! I would have never thought of that. She deff is. Her sisters is the bigger prettier more aggressive one. She isnt too submissive with me. To get her on her back like that she put up a huge fight... My marans are not friendly at all... Hopefully they lay me some nice eggs to make up for it.
     

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