chicken standing in corner. not interested in treats

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmclemo, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. cmclemo

    cmclemo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a buff that just stands in a corner of the coop. she is not interested in fresh grass I try to give her. she is not very active. I did have one die during the icy conditions with uri but all have. een on antibiotics for 5 days.:(:(:(:(
     
  2. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried giving her different treats? If I notice one of my girls is acting differently then I give her some scrambled eggs, or some meal worms, something like that. I would suggest putting apple cider vinegar in her water. I was a little unclear from your post if the chicken who is standing in the corner all day is on antibiotics. Personally (and this is just my opinion), I would never put a chicken on antibiotics if I didn't know for sure what is wrong.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would look her over for mites, lice, and check her symptoms of the respiratory problem. Many times coccidiosis can be a factor in causing their immunity to other diseases to be affected. Symptoms are lethargy, diarrhea, poor appetite, and puffing up. Treatment is Corid or amprollium for 5 days.
     
  4. AlanW

    AlanW Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had some act like that. Turns out they were molting. But, I remember freaking out about the many possibilities.
     
  5. cmclemo

    cmclemo Out Of The Brooder

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    When the other was showing signs if uri I was told to put all on antibiotics. She is not on anything at present. She and Ethel were the dominate two but she seems much less the alpha chicken. In fact the langshan is showing to be the alpha chicken. Just do not want to loose another sweetie. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes molting can cause them to really be off sometimes. It is hard on them. Extra protein and some vitamins and probiotics will help them all with immunity.
     
  7. cmclemo

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    What brand do you suggest. Thank you so much
     
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  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If they all have a history of respiratory illness I would listen to her breathing very closely for any sign of rattling, wheezing or gurgling. If the respiratory issue they had was viral in nature the antibiotic's won't stop it, but will prevent secondary bacterial infections and pneumonia. These things usually pass through a flock over the course of a few weeks or more, spreading from bird to bird rather then infecting all at once. If she didn't have the illness at the same time or came down with it a little later, after the meds were stopped, then it's possible she could be coming down with pneumonia. Sometimes you cannot even detect it without a stethoscope to listen to the lungs. Almost lost my roo that way but at the vet we had a listen to his lungs with the stethoscope, what a mess! But he pulled through with a round of Baytril. Just something to think about.
     
  10. MommaChicken3

    MommaChicken3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having the same issue. Mine eats, drinks, and always attacks her meal worm treats, cabbage, etc, but her comb is extremely pale and has started laying funny shaped eggs? But she is always standing in the corner with her head tucked?
     

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