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Are my chickens ill?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Supercare, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Supercare

    Supercare New Egg

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    Hi,

    My chickens were free range but then they started to flee to my neighbours so I caged them.
    their coop is large.
    Ever since then, 2 of them stopped eating and drinking. are they going to die?

    Ziona
     
  2. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if they arent consuming ANY water or food, probably, yes. You shoul investigate further, and decide on an action plan.
     
  3. Supercare

    Supercare New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply.
    It is clear that it is due to the fact that they are cooped. Unfortunately I cannot set them free since my neighbour complains. So what can I do to prevent their death?
    Do you have any suggestions? I failed to mention that they stopped laying and just sit it the laying basket looking sad.

    Thanks
     
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have an outdoor penned in area for them to get outside? would help.
    How old are they? are they broody? They should not stave themselves because they are inside, complain yes. Try some treats or electrolyte solution to simulate their appetite
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Try giving wet mash or dried oats. My girls love wet mash. Good luck.
     

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