So we have a 10-11 year old hen who is displaying some wry neck like symtoms, but seems to be flailing her head around quite a bit. I thought it could be seizures?
She will do it for around 10 minutes, then walk, eat, drink fine for a random period between like 1-30 minutes before I notice her...
So in the past week it seems she is getting stronger, though such timing has brought upon what seems to be a moult, every time I go out and check her there is feathers around her that just fall off, it doesn't seem to severe though.
Gave her another scrambled egg yesterday and she took that...
She seems a little better now, I was unable to get worm treatment, but I will try again later this week.
She seems to have an appetite back, though walking is still a struggle (she seems to be getting stronger, thats for sure)
Maybe she will pull through!
She eats grapes and softened pellets as mentioned.
I dont think she internal laying as her abdomen feels empty.
She can only take 1 or 2 steps now as her muscles may have decayed
Cancer is a posibility,
Her crop also empties every night, so I don't think thats the problem.
So I have an Isa Brown hen who has been pretty sick over the last 2 weeks and I have had to intervene.
She is 4 years old (almost average age for the I/B's) and noticed that she wasn't eating and spent more time standing still and sleeping.
She still chirps all happy when I pay her a visit (I...
Have you tried making her vomit?
Tip her upside down and massage her crop, do in intervals so she gets a chance to breathe.
This will clear our gunk, then try and feed her with syringe, etc.
Note: force vomitting chickens with sour/impacted crop is generally the first thing people do, like I did...
She lived a good life, 7-8 years compared to the 18 months battery hens get to live to in darkness.
Though sad and depressing to hear what happened, you did all you could.
What interests me is if they actually still charged you for the surgery even though she passed in their hands.