5 month old Lame Hen. Help please.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Keefers, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Keefers

    Keefers New Egg

    Aug 14, 2013
    Bozeman, MT
    My Barred Rock was suddenly unable to stand on her leg on the day she first laid an egg 11days ago. Checked her over with no obvious sign of injury or swelling. She slowly seemed to improve although I noticed her comb no longer stood up. Suddenly today she can't stand at all and is laying partly on her side. I separated her from the other girls and gave her food and water which she happily ate and drank. Of the two poops that I saw one was very liquidy but no pink or blood and the other was semisolid but mainly liquid. She seems to be unable to move anything other than her head and neck easily. She has laid an egg daily for the last 11 days. What else should I be doing?
  2. roxy farmer

    roxy farmer New Egg

    Aug 14, 2013
    When my chicken was very sick and couldn't even lift its neck we stuck a toob down its throat and mixed charcoal and water together and put it down its throat. after repeating this, it healed and now is doing fine

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