Bantam hen acting strange..need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carolina chicky, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. carolina chicky

    carolina chicky Songster

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    I have a bantam hen that I bought a few months ago at a farm auction. She has been in the coop with 3 other bantam hens and 1 rooster since I got her. This morning I went out to feed her and she was balled up in the corner not moving. I picked her up and brought her in the house and she laid in my lap with her eyes shut and barely moved. I can't find any signs of her being egg bound or any cuts, etc. I have her in the house in a little kennel with food and water for now but I don't know what to do. Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong? I believe she is about 9 months old or so. She has been laying for about 4 months also. Thanks.

    Oh yeah, that's her in the center of my display pic.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Songster

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    Try to see if she is interested in food or water. Can you dribble some gatorade or other electrolytes into her beak?
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    You may want to give her a couple drops of Poly Vi-Sol (no iron). You can get it at Walmart. Give her some electrolytes and scramble her some eggs.

    Did you check inside her vent?
     
  4. carolina chicky

    carolina chicky Songster

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    I checked her vent and her abdomen but didn't feel anything. She is up walking around and looks normal now that I have her inside. I noticed the others were picking on her and chasing her earlier this morning so I dont know if that was the problem or not. They have all been together for a long time so I don't know whats wrong. Her poop looks normal but she isn't eating or drinking yet.
     

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