Emergency! SICK CHICKEN!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckking, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside today to feed my chickens and ducks when I looked over and saw my jersey giant standing alone. She has a plae comb and is closing her eyes it looks like she is haing trouble keeping them open. Usually she is running around and hates to be touched but when I went near her and started petting her he didn't even move. She made a few cops but no running away likes usuall I lifted her wings to check and see in a roaster had scratched her but there is nothing. I haven't seen her eat or drink. WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER? I lost a chicken last week and I don't want to loose another. What should I do?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    What does her poop look like?
     
  3. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure she is in with 7 other hens so it's hard to tell who's poop is whos.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Well you can try checking her for mites, lice and creepy crawlies. Sounds whatever it is is killing your birds. Look under the tail/vent, on the legs, under the wings, neck area. A bad case of mites can kill the birds. I would suggest dworming them along with a mite/lice treatment at the same time.
     
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