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Hey I have a hen that appears to be sick, she doesn't want food or drink, she doesn't want to stand up, she isn't egg bound. I'm just puzzled! What could be wrong with her? 😕

Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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could you tell us if she was vaccinated or how long she hasn't been wanting to eat.

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Could it be coccidiosis
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Could she be broody? Just a thought. 

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How old is she?
My hen is not standing now either. I've had her inside about 2 weeks waiting to see if it is a sprain.

Her comb looks pretty red, that's good.

Is she losing weight?

fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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could you tell us if she was vaccinated or how long she hasn't been wanting to eat.

I agree, more information would be helpful.

How old is she?

How long has she been like this?

What does her belly and crop look like?

Are here legs drawn up/immobile, can she use them at all?

Any symptoms you noticed beforehand?

Any new chickens added to the flock recently?

 

Hydration is very important. Can you separate her from the flock so you can monitor her and encourage her to drink water, if you have vitamins/electrolytes that may be helpful as well. Offer her some wet food - wet crumbles or layer pellets made into a mash, tuna, scrambled or boiled egg and see if she will take it.

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Can she walk?

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