6 month old hen stopped clucking, stopped laying, stopped eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by awkbawkbawkbawk, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. awkbawkbawkbawk

    awkbawkbawkbawk New Egg

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    day 6. am feeding her strained pellet. juice. she is not walking, not laying, not eating on her own...not making a sound. vet ruled out illness. she's not egg-bound either but possibly injured. steroid & calcium given 2X daily. i have 24 hens. one rooster. the rest are fine.

    any ideas?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I'm not clear on the possibly injured part.
     
  3. awkbawkbawkbawk

    awkbawkbawkbawk New Egg

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    she's not walking. steroids being used to lessen any possible inflammation. she recently went back into sitting position after several days with legs outstretched, feet curled. still not clucking.
    & needs to be fed strained pellet/vege mixture.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sorry I don't have any advice for you- I hope she continues to improve.
     
  5. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the vet rule out illness? Seems to me illness is kind of not being well and a chicken not eating , walking or laying when she should be to me is not well... defacto ill.

    Check out the sticky at the top of the forum area with 12 questions, maybe some further detective work will give some clues.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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