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  1. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    I am sorry you lost her. :hugs Sadly that is just how it ends for most of the rescued commercial layers despite all the best intentions and efforts.
  2. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    Fingers crossed that she will make it. :fl
  3. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    This might be caused by sour crop. Here is some reading on how to treat it: https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/how-to-treat-sour-crop-and-impacted-crop-and-how-to-know-which-one-youre-dealing-with.73607/ But before you start with the treatment wait until tomorrow morning to feel if her...
  4. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    Aniseed and fennel or honey will sweeten the tea which might be not to her taste without the sweetening additions.
  5. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    Did you add aniseed or fennel and honey to it?
  6. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    Half the mentioned amount of salt will be fine as they need it to end the mineral imbalance caused by the ongoing diarrhea. Best served lukewarm.
  7. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    That's strange since all of my many chickens love it. Did you cook it for the necessary amount of time and add salt?
  8. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    Just sprinkle some oatmeal on top to entice them. Or some mealworms.
  9. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    These commercial layers often suffer from kidney disease (too much protein and salt in their feed) which leads to white liquid discharge. There is no cure for this. Did you give them the tea as already suggested earlier in one of your other threads...
  10. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    These commercial layers are prone to a variety of reproductive disorders such as salpingitis, egg yolk peritonitis, internal laying, cancer just to name a few. Even an attempt at treatment in form of antibiotics will usually not resolve the issue but just prolong it. Sadly there is nothing...
  11. LaFleche

    Rescued chicken not coming out of a coop and barely eating

    There is: I am sorry your hen did not make it despite your efforts. Rescued commercial layers are known for their multiple issues of the reproductive system which usually lead to death.
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