Doesn't move and doesn't eat - any suggestions

Kaila

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May 15, 2015
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Hi everyone,

My husband and I are new chicken owners. We just picked up 4 hens, all about 4 months old, last Saturday so we've had them less than a week now. Our biggest hen, I believe a light brown leghorn, became lethargic and stopped eating about 3 days ago. We moved inside 2 days ago and she stays in a box with straw and some water and soggy bread. Haven't seen her eat or drink though and she's only pooped once. If we set her down she kind of falls over and then just stays where she is. I'll come home from work and she is in exactly the same spot I left her. I can pet her and pick her up and she sometimes won't even open her eyes when I do this. We thought she might be cold, so made sure she was in a really warm part of the house, but she remains the same. We're wondering if we should take her to the vet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! We just have no idea what might be the matter :(
 

SandyHenK

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May 14, 2015
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We just got chickens for the first time, last Saturday. Three New Hampshire Reds And one white leghorn. All were looking good the first few days, and then I noticed the leghorn sleeping a lot, while standing..anywhere. She stopped eating a couple days ago, and then stopped drinking yesterday...she had, what looked like, seizures, thencalmed down. I took her to the vet. He thought respiratory infection. Gave her antibiotic shot and sent us home...last night she started seizing again, and is still this morning..head keeps going to one side. She will try to stand, but gives up and sits down...I don't know my next step...waiting on vet to call back. :(
 

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