That hen I wrote about last week? I am clueless as to what ails her.
Sits in her nesting box all the time.
Pooper looks weird.
When I take her out, she eats and moves and drinks and clucks and poops normally, but her feathers are all fluffed out.
She is not standing in an "egg-bound hen" (not to be confused with "south-bound train) posture, which supposedly looks like a penguin -very upright with tail pointed downward - her posture looks just fine. Her Mama done taught her right.
When I do take her out of her box, she sometimes behaves in a gender-confused fashion. She points her wings to the ground and chases after some of the other hens, and even the roo, trying to hop up on their backsides.
So, all you chicken people out there, what am I dealing with here?
She's such a nice little hen. So pretty and sweet. Help me to help her.
Here she is back when she was healthy as a horse. I want to put a little tiny tiara on her head, she's so pretty.
My chicken group has been of no help. The vet has been of no help. So now I am reaching my hand out into cyberspace to all my bloggy friends. Surely one of you must know a thing or two about chickens?
Shirley, any thoughts?
2) Inform me, teach me.
3) Save the chicken.
4) Click this button.
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