Chickens and Roosters

What does a sick chicken look like?

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2008-09-16 16:44:18

A sick hen will usually be listless, not moving around much.

They often sit quietly with eyes shut or partly closed.

They may move slowly and possibly stagger or lose balance when


They do not run away when approached, they often just drop down

into a crouch and wait to be picked up.

They may have mucus around the eyes and beak.

The vent area is often crusted and dirty.

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