can hot or cold aftect chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken42626, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to bring my 3 road island red hens and 1 roster in due to cold weather and one of my chicken started acting like she does not feel good i just saw her she is in a corner with both eyes close standing up the chickens are in two different pen what should i do
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Show a picture of birds. Feel breast to see how much muscle mass present (estimate of condition / general health).
     
  3. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can feel the crawl picture is coming soon it is warm where they are at
     
  4. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best thing to do is buy a red-bulb heat lamp and hang it above the chicken. Also get a bottle of VetRX, put some in the water to prevent colds. Good luck, hope that I helped!
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If birds adult in good health and nutritional status, then they are incredibly tolerant of cold. Large combs or poor feather can compromise this. Extremely low temperatures can reduce egg production and feed intake will increase.
     
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    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, is it still eating?
     
  7. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    she is eating and it warm where the chickens are at sorry not a good picture[​IMG]
     
  8. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you make her stand? Pick her up an inch or two and drop her.
     
  9. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    she got up walk little
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What does her poop look like? Have you wormed your chicken recently? You need to check them for lice and mites.
     

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