15 week old hen sleeping all the time, not very active.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmorg, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. cmorg

    cmorg Hatching

    Aug 23, 2009
    What could be wrong with my 15 week old poland bantam hen? She is sleeping all the time, she doesn't move around much, she does follow the other chickens out of their home and into the garden every morning though, doesn't do much but stand around or sleep after that.

    She has no other symptoms atall.

  2. soctippy

    soctippy In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2007
    Try separating her so she can rest. make sure she is drinking fresh water, you could feed her some through a syringe to be positive. wet some of her food, making it more appealing, and offer her lots of veggies to give her more nutrition. does her comb look paler than the other chickens? have you seen her eat?
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use, size, number of occupants.
    11) Has the bird been wormed?
    12) Have you checked for lice / mites?

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