In the Brooder
- Mar 31, 2017
So my third chicken in two months is coming down with the same ailment. The first two didn’t make it . So the symptoms seem to go like this: First the chicken kind of separates itself from the others.. still acts pretty normal but definitely something is “off”. Next I notice them standing a little funny. Sort of upright or maybe just hunching their necks.. I thought eggbound? This does t seem to be it because according to what I’ve read an eggbound hen will die pretty fast and this is a two week illness. When I pick up the chicken sometimes fluid comes out of their mouth. It doesn’t smell bad. Is it sour crop? I give them vinegar in the water, and yogurt. Didn’t help! Also an odd symptom is sort of a head bobbing to the side.. they sort of do this ducking to the side with their head here and there..They just slowly stop eating and drinking and I end up just trying to get them to take water with electrolytes and probiotics and keep them comfortable. So my third chicken in weeks is starting with the same symptoms.. any ideas on what this ya and what I can do about it...