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chicken suddenly ill !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by little white, May 10, 2009.

  1. little white

    little white Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2008
    One minute Hatsy was scratching and pecking around the yard with the other two hens, and the next minute she suddenly slowed way down. When I rounded up the girls and put them back in their coop, Hatsy went to the corner and lay down and fell asleep, fluffed up and tail drooping.
    I put her inside the henhouse, and she drank a LOT of water, and slept standing at the water cup. It's not too hot out or too cold.. She'd been eating grubs and bugs all afternoon. There's no poison or fertilizer in the yard, although Poison was my first thought.

    Any help is appreciated -- I'm afraid we're going to lose her!
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    How old is she? Is she just acting sleepy or is there anything else?
  4. little white

    little white Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2008
    Hatsy's about a year and a half old. She's a red sex link, and is a lively girl and a great layer. The other girls are just fine.

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