Possible problems in paradise

I’m getting concerned about one of the chickens; she’s been refusing to move every day with the pen and I continually have to go around to the back, lift it up, and push her forward. She can walk, but doesn’t appear to want to. I took her out this morning and she wasn’t even interested in eating.

Sick chicken?

Some comments on the forum point to coccidiosis, which is apparently pretty serious. I don’t think the grass is absorbing what one pen can put down a day, so I’m going to start moving it twice daily.

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The next step is to separate her; catching will be difficult given the roof of the pen, but I guess there is no other choice. I don’t want to give them antibiotics either if I can help it.

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