EMERGENCY POSSIBLE DIEING HEN! PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SuperLuke, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PLEASE HELP ! EMERGENCY! MY HEN was hardly opening up her eyes! I LIVE in Long Island , and its cold and i don't think she has bin sleeping with the others on the top i think she was staying on the bottom bye her self! Is she to cold or frostbite,? Should I warm her up by a fire, i dont think she layed a egg in a very long time. Could she be egg bound i think she has bin squatting for a long time. She might be old im not sure of her age. Right now she is in a epson salt bath . could someone call my phone and talk to me possibly? Without it charging me money
     
  2. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she dehydrated? I gave her water threw a sringe
     
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    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. SuperLuke

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  5. SuperLuke

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  6. Peep_Show

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    I cannot tell what the latter pictures are supposed to be.

    She could be eggbound, but this is the time of year when chickens slow waaaay down in laying due to decreased daylight hours (unless, of course, you have 14 hours of light in your coop) Have you checked to see if she is? Can you feel any eggs?

    How long is meant by "hasn't laid in a long time"?

    She looks pretty miserable. A common problem with RSL's (and other high production breeds) is on occasion they have internal laying where the egg wanders off into the body cavity instead of down the egg chute. That would be a bad situation indeed as the outcome is not favorable for the hen.

    Best you can do is keep her warm and isolated.

    Good luck!
     
  7. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you call me? I live on Long Island and if so would it chArge any money
     
  9. Peep_Show

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    Take her out of the water and dry her off. (Use a blowdryer on low heat until dry)

    I'll bump to somebody else who might have a better handle on this situation. I wouldn't know where to begin on medication.
    Is she drinking? Perhaps give her some sugar water.

    Unfortunately, birds don't arrive with a life expectancy stamped on them....some live a long time and some don't. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  10. casportpony

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    No more baths! Can you warm a room up to 80-85 degrees? That would be best for her.

    -Kathy
     

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