Depressed Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aimee2013, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Aimee2013

    Aimee2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello

    I rehomed two ex battery hens, When cleaning the chicken barn at work i saw afew chickens pecking one that was on the floor. I picked her up and i have brought her home with another in the same kind of condition.

    One has picked up very well but the other seems very depressed and always seems to sleep in a way she comes across as just give up the will to live :( i think the other hen i have at home has started to peck her also :'( i know it happens but they didnt peck each toher untill now.

    Is there anything i can do to help her other wise il have to take her back to the farm and the will have to put her to sleep :(.

    I do have two chicken jumpers on their way i will have them by Monday, tomorrow morining i will set up their run so they can go outside onto the grass for a bit.

    Please any advise or help please

    i dont want to have to put her down if i dont need to.
     
  2. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure she isn't sick? when chickens sleep like that or are not active that is typically indication of something going on.
     
  3. Aimee2013

    Aimee2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    when the farmer gave her a health check he said she was healthy and the others said it would take around a week for her to come round :( but i dont know what to think. I will see what she is like tomorrow morning but i hate to think that she might be in pain. I am at the farm again next week so if there is no improvement i will have to take her back.
     
  4. Aimee2013

    Aimee2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou for everybody's help but she died last night I will get another one this week coming so the one I'm left with isn't alone
     
  5. hali74

    hali74 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's soo sad to hear! :( there are various powders you can put on your hens' feathers that will prevent pecking... We got 2 hens from a farm also which were meant to be friendly together so look for hens that seem to be getting along and seem to stay together.. Try not going for the ill/depressed looking ones cos you'll end up depressed yourself when they pass x
     
  6. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    So very sorry for your loss. Poor little girl. :(
     

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