Chicken is feeling sick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laura roith, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. laura roith

    laura roith New Egg

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    My grandmother two chickens are sick.
    She sprayed roach spray on the outside of the coop. I believe the two chickens ate a roach that was infected.
    What can we do to help them recovery from poison?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Hope and pray. They could have picked up anything around the coop that would have poisoned them including any grit, seeds, leaves, whatever that was sprayed.

    Keep the flock away from pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicides, wood preservatives, salt and anti-freeze.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your birds. If in fact they are sick from this roach spray, you might try and epsom salt drench, molasses drench or a charcoal. Either of these will help to flush the body of toxins. Check out this thread in the Geese section. All this is the same for chickens...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal

    You can also post this in our emergency section for more help as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope your birds pull through.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your chickens and the roach poison. [​IMG]TwoCrows gave you some helpful advice. Good luck!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your grandmothers chicks, TwoCrows gave you some good suggestions, hope the chicks are OK.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. laura roith

    laura roith New Egg

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    Thank you all for the great advice. I am very pleased to be here with such a great community. I just bought my first three chicks, I am new to having chicks my self. I have a lot of learning to do still.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother's chickens! TwoCrows has given good advice.

    Good luck with them! I hope they get better.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your grandmother's chickens! [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope her chickens pull through, if they manage to lay eggs now, I would not eat any for a few days till hopefully it clears their system.
     

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