anorexic hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosters97, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    my hen is really skinny what should i feed her?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    What are you feeding her now?

    Has she been wormed?

    How many hens is she with and how many feeding stations do you have?

    Is she picked on by other chickens?

    Have you checked for mites & lice?
     
  3. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Quote:i have had her for a day, soooo i dont know i will check
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Ok

    If shes old enough to lay eggs feed her layer feed, give her some cooked rice as a treat.

    Boil an egg and cut it up for her (lots of protien)
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    shes on the edge, JUST about to lay.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you quarantine her?
     
  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    do you have other chickens?
    if so..how many?
    is this hen the only one you have?
    please describe her droppings..color and consistency.

    what sort of housing or pen do you have for her?
    please describe this in detail.

    you will need to go to your local feed/farm/livestock supply store and ask for grower feed, or layer feed if she is very close to laying eggs
    grower feed has more protein and nutrients for growing chickens.
    .if this is your only hen..ask if they will sell you about 10 pounds...otherwise, get the smallest amount you can.
    also, try to get some poultry vitamins
    and some Wazine 17 worming medicine.
    and you might also need some Sevin dust for mites, or poultry dust with permathrin.

    as above poster suggested...
    for now..you can make her up some oatmeal with water, but not soupy..you can add some cooked egg.
    if you have any dry cat or kitten food, you can soak a small amount in water to puff it up, and give her some of that..
    or..some canned cat food if you have it..very small amount.
    when you can get to a grocery store, get her some plain yogurt..look at the label for "active culture".
    and offer her a small amount of that.
    and always have fresh water available.

    if you have any more questions, just ask..
    but it's important you answer the questions.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i have 11 more,but right now she is with 3 others,dont know what her poo looks like,and i have only had her a day,not even

    Quote:
     
  9. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Quote:i am doing that now
     
  10. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    ok then, check her droppings and post back..
    also watch for any unusual signs of illness..

    check to see if she is eating and drinking.
    give her some extra protein..cooked egg, or cat food mixed with feed.

    is she alert?
    does she seem ok other then being thin?
     

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