In the Brooder
- Oct 12, 2018
So I have a flock of 15. And a HUGE coop! They are so happy. They free range the big yard. No run. We have NEVER had any issues ever other than a chicken with a limp. A little over a week ago one of our RIR got mites. We treated the flock and her and the coop and all was well- we caught it fast enough that only the one chicken got them!! Thank the chicken Gods!!! We separated her because she was super weak and getting picked on. She has now been separated for over a week. One day she seems to get better the next she seems worse then back to better and so on and so forth. I now have her in my outside basement (because we have had tons of rain) giving her vitamins through eye dropper and eye dropping water with apple cider vinegar down her throat because on the bad days she won’t eat or drink by herself. She will eat eggs if put in front of her and treats (seeds) and SOMETIMES she will drink on her own. She has smelly diarrhea But I’m guessing from the vitamins and apple cider vinegar??? Today I found her moved from where I fed her this morning but with her legs sticking out to the side (she never did the leg thing before). She moves but can’t stand. (Hasn’t in over a week really. Just barley. She ate eggs I gave her tonight and some seeds but wouldn’t drink. So I forced water down again and some vitamins. She is making noise sometimes??? I don’t know what else to do for her. Does it take a while to get better and see a big difference?? I don’t want her to continue to suffer if she isn’t gona make it. Just thought I’d see a bigger difference in her in over a week???? PLEASE HELP!