Can anyone tell me what is wrong with her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ljc01, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She throws her head back and then starts to shake her head. She is eating and drinking, but not roosting or laying.
    She is a 14 month old Australorp.
    Everyone else is fine.
     
  2. Duckymomlol

    Duckymomlol Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be an infection or vitamin deficiency. Usually brewers yeast (vitamin b's and thiamine) is recommended if vitamin related. An infection is going to require antibiotics. I'd get to a vet toot sweet
     
  3. Duckymomlol

    Duckymomlol Out Of The Brooder

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    Has she had any head injuries lately?
     
  4. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None that I know of. I have added vitamins to the water. We have no chicken vet, but I am going to call the local college. They have a poultry department and maybe I can bring her in there.
    They free range about 1/2 acre all day.
    I have 9 other birds and everyone is fine. They are all a laying except my grandma hen, Oreo.
     
  5. Duckymomlol

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    Try some chicken vitamins from the feed store for now they may help give her a boost.
     
  6. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news! My chicken roasted tonight for the first time in weeks. Her comb is looking better and she didn't do that shaking thing with her head.
    The Vitamins I added to the water must have worked.
    Thanks for the help!
     
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