chicken ill, not acting well, laying on ice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by samanthacumpton, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. samanthacumpton

    samanthacumpton New Egg

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    PLEASE HELP

    My baby is just laying on the ice, I put her in the coop and she has no sense of balance and just fell right over. she ate some mealworms. she has not laid all winter long... any ideas how to save and help her????
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Only thing I can suggest is bring her into your home, and place her in a box, or pet carrier on soft bedding and comfort her. Provide her water and TLC. [​IMG]
    WISHING YOU BEST... and [​IMG]
    Hoping everything works out for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Hi

    I agree, bring her in. Have you any Epsom salts? Put half a cup full in warm water and soak her bottom for 10 mins or so. Cuddle her dry with a soft towel.
    Try feeding her natural yogurt and olive oil with a syringe. Also some water.

    Keep her inside in a dry warm place.

    Hope this works

    Loving hugs xxx
     
  4. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is your baby doing hun? Hope she is getting better.
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Bring her inside and give her eggs and tuna and drop water in her beak with a 3cc syringe.I would also put poultry vitamins in her water.Do not give her a bath it is terrible for a sick chicken.
     
  6. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi hun.

    Not an expert but if a hen is sick and not laying-Epsom salts can help a lot.
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. PaulaMc

    PaulaMc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bow down to your expertise.
     

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