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post #11 of 18
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And she does have her self all puffed out the feathers or puffed out.
post #12 of 18
I'm not an expert by no means. But it could be a lot of things. Even worms. @casportpony May be able to help you.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok, thank you so much!!
post #14 of 18
I just hope that someone with more experience will help soon. Kathy knows her stuff. She's on sallys incubating thread a lot. Or you can pm her.
post #15 of 18
And @Eggcessive knows his stuff as well. Maybe he'll come back.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by rIrs roost View Post

I'm not an expert by no means. But it could be a lot of things. Even worms. @casportpony May be able to help you.

This is a hen that needs to have warmed fluids tubed to her. Fluids first, then fluids and food if she won't eat.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding

 

-Kathy

post #17 of 18
How old is your hen? Was she vaccinated for Mareks disease? I am just asking in case this is something more than simply dehydration and lack of food. Casportpony is an expert on tube feeding. Do you have any large syringes or pieces of plastic tubing, such as a piece of aquarium air tubing that could be used for tube feeding? I purchased some from Walmart pet fish section, and melted an end to soften sharp edges. This tubing will fit the end of a regular tip syringe. This works well for tube feeding fluid, but is a little small for feed. Inserting the tube into the back of the chicken's right side of the throat (your left if facing the chicken,) will avoid the trachea or air way. There are good instructions in Casportpony's thread " go team tube feeding."
post #18 of 18
Thanks both of y'all. I'm not experienced enough to give much advice so I called in the big guns lol. Debnjosh, you're in great hands now. They've both helped me so much.
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