Feather loss - not growing back as it gets cooler outside

Nicrom

Songster
Apr 26, 2021
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The vet called tonight and the poop sample came back that she had lung worm. I treated my chickens for this last spring as my other chicken was sick and made a full recovery. I was going to try to treat her tonight but she has rapidly declined and wouldn’t eat the medication. I don’t think she drank any water today and I couldn’t make her either. I made a plan with the vet to take her in tomorrow to put her down if the medication did not help but I couldn’t even try it. I think there are many underlying things going on and you have all been very helpful during this difficult journey.

thank you
I’m so sorry to hear this. I had been following along hoping for the best. 💔 You did a wonderful job caring for her. Looks like you gave her a great life.
 

Wyorp Rock

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The vet called tonight and the poop sample came back that she had lung worm. I treated my chickens for this last spring as my other chicken was sick and made a full recovery. I was going to try to treat her tonight but she has rapidly declined and wouldn’t eat the medication. I don’t think she drank any water today and I couldn’t make her either. I made a plan with the vet to take her in tomorrow to put her down if the medication did not help but I couldn’t even try it. I think there are many underlying things going on and you have all been very helpful during this difficult journey.

thank you
:hugsI'm so sorry
 

Ali123123123

Chirping
Mar 24, 2020
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Victoria, BC, Canada
My lovely chicken has passed away. Thank you so much for all your support.

I only have one chicken left now. I don’t want to get another chicken at the moment, but I’m worried that she will be very lonely. Can chickens do alright on their own? I am worried that if I introduce a new chicken they will be mean to the one I have left as she has a Crossbeak and a few other physical issues that she has always had. Also I don’t want to pass any disease onto the new chicken. Would love some advice about what you might do?
 

Ali123123123

Chirping
Mar 24, 2020
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37
63
Victoria, BC, Canada
This is the one that is left. She is also such a sweet girl and even eats lunch with my baby:) They like to hang out!
 

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Wyorp Rock

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I'm sorry to for your loss:(

As for the remaining hen, I know many disagree, but I think she will be fine by herself. Does she have a coop outside? How cold does it get? You may need to add some extra straw for her.
 

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