Broody Hen shaking/diahreea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AthamGI, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. AthamGI

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    Hello,

    I have a broody hen who just hatched six healthy chicks.
    I noticed she was shaking a little bit, but thought that, as a banti, she was high strung and twitchy. She is very skiddish.
    I got a call today from my younger sister informing me that the hen is really trembling and keeps - forgive the rudeness - farting. The chicks seem healthy.

    I have no idea what is going on. I haven't seen this before. I work in New York City, and my family with the chickens lives in CT, so I can't go down and investigate immediately. I am very concerned. We've had sickness before, but never anything as strange as this.

    Please let me know what you think.

    -Adam
     
  2. AthamGI

    AthamGI Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.
     
  3. AthamGI

    AthamGI Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump again. Sorry. She's still shaking and has diaherrea.
     
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    Broody hens do not look after themselves,she may be a bit malnourished and because of the gas passing it sounds like a intestinal issue.You can give her some plain probiotic yogurt and/or some vitamins,make sure she is eating/drinking. Keep mom and babies somewhere by themselves,warm and dry. Keep an eye on her for any other symptoms.
     
  6. AthamGI

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    Thank-you very much for the response! I will do as you have instructed and see if it helps.
     
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    Welcome,if this is the problem,she should start to feel better in a couple of days. If no improvement,then it is something else. Keep an eye on the diarrhea,it should go away,but make sure she is drinking as diarrhea will cause dehydration
     

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