Is there a disease which is described by a chicken that sleeps all day? I have a 6 week old hen who is sick. she just lays on her side and sleeps all day. today is day 2 of being sick. she doesnt eat or drink. she is VERY skinny. She doesnt have diahrea (that i have seen). she does NOT appear to have any breathing problems. she seems to be extremely weak in the legs. she has a twichy neck (when she looks up, her head falls a bit then looks up etc) as though her head is too heavy. Any ideas? I do know if she is not better after this shot of spectrum in going to end it. But i just want to make sure, that even when she is better or dead, i know what illness it is incase any others have it.
p.s. i just had to kill one of my ducks yestrday who i suspect had toxoplasmosis. It doesnt seem like the same thing besause the symptoms in the duck were different: it wasnt acting sleepy or droopy, it ate and drank everything you gave it up until it died. i have the hen separated from everyone else to minimize the risk of spreading what ever disease it is.
Edited by BjsBestGirl - 6/3/10 at 4:44am