Food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennieNoelle, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. JennieNoelle

    JennieNoelle In the Brooder

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    My hen has fallen I'll. How long is too long for a chicken to turn away food?
    I've forced some water w syringe.
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Chirping

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    A chicken needs to eat or it will waste away. I make the feed wet to make it easier to eat. Chickens also like scrambled eggs and plain yogurt. Do you know what is wrong with the chicken?
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    What other symptoms?
     
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  4. JennieNoelle

    JennieNoelle In the Brooder

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    Limp.
    Non eating.
    Leaning to one side.
    However, she passed yucky smelling poo last night and then started to eat like crazy!
    This am, she is alert, but still leaning in cage.
     
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  5. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Chirping

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    How does get crop feel?
     
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  6. JennieNoelle

    JennieNoelle In the Brooder

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    Her crop is empty.
    On a good note, this a.m. I put her in grass and she ate and tried to walk away...sometimes makes it five feet, sometimes falls backward. I've given VetRx and Tylan 50 dose.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    How old is she?
    Has she laid, if so when was the last time?
    So she's now eating/drinking on her own?
    Has there been any new additions to your flock?
    Have you checked under her feet for any injuries?
    What are you feeding?

    Possible Mareks? Vitamin deficiency?
    Where are you located? It helps when tagging others (time zones).

    :bow @Wyorp Rock @WVDuck @aart @azygous @casportpony @Eggcessive essive @Ravynscroft :hugs Thank you one and all for your help :hugs
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    When folks come here and want to know what to do for a sick chicken, we need to ask a lot of questions to try to narrow down all the possible causes. Then we can recommend treatment.

    Just as your doctor will start at the top of your body, ears, eyes, throat, we do that with a sick chicken, too. Look at the chicken's head, eyes, beak, even ears. Do you see anything unusual? Bubbling, swelling, drippy discharge? Anything in the ears such as foreign matter or waxy buildup? Open her mouth and see if you see any scummy or crusty lesions.

    Check her crop. It will probably be somewhat full during the day after eating or drinking, but is it still full after she's slept all night? If so, we have a problem. Chickens can starve from a crop disorder.

    If you can answer these questions and the ones just posted by @ChickNanny13 , we might get some ideas.
     
  9. Melky

    Melky Crowing

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    Have you seen a vet? I would recommend it. Might help to give age of hen and what you are feeding. Any past illnesses? Keep isolated with free choice food/water with poultry grit every day once over 8 weeks and oyster shell every day if over 15 weeks.
     
  10. MissChick@dee

    MissChick@dee Crowing

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    Pictures of that yucky poop would be of great help.
     
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