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what is wrong with my chicken?

chicken keeperchicken keeper Junior Member
edited September 2011 in Producers and Vets
hi, i have 3 black rock hens. when i let them out in the morning 2 of them stay out but the other one goes back into its house and sits in for hours.
also when it comes back out later in the day it makes strange noises and is running and flapping it also appears to be in some sort of distress.

Comments

  • inno2011inno2011 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    Get them to a doctor soon matey, I hope the doctor would found out.
  • ChristianeChristiane Member
    edited June 2011
    Questions:

    Does she sit on the perch in the house or does she go in the nest box?

    When she's standing around outside is her tail up or down?

    Do the others bully/ peck her?
  • sscssc Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    Do you think she might be broody. Its about the right time of year.

    If you find her sitting in the nestbox and try to put your hand in with her does she peck at you and make a squwarky noise?

    And when she runs about outside are all her feathers fluffed up?

    If you pick her up and look at her are the feathers from her breast missing.

    If any or all of these are the case she is probably broody.

    All the best
    Sue
  • chickarochickaro Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    sounds like what my bantham was doing she was broody she just hatched 5 chicks
  • sonuescosonuesco Junior Member
    edited July 2011
    chickaro wrote:
    sounds like what my bantham was doing she was broody she just hatched 5 chicks
    iam agree with u
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited July 2011
    Yes she definately sounds broody.
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