Found missing hen, shes weak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NewHopePoultry, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I had one of my hens missing for about a week, I thought something ate her. Turns out a neighbor kid let her out and she has been on her own. I found her today. She is very skinny and cant walk very well. She is very dirty and soiled.
    What can I do to get her strength back up?
    I have her inside the basement right now.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Scrambled eggs, STAT!!

    You can also give her oatmeal, raisins, mashed potatoes, etc.

    I think I would also get some fruit yogurt or yogurt with honey into her first, as the blood sugar boost will be important.

    Once she's had a chance to feel warm and safe, she'll clean herself up.

    Thank Heaven she didn't get eaten!!!
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Lucky girl!! if you have polyvisol vitamins i'd add a few drops to her water to help her with anemia caused by stress
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Im so glad she didnt get ate either.
    She is super skinny and very weak. I have scrambeld eggs cooling for her now.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'm so glad you found her!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:ME TOO! [​IMG]
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    She seems to be doing better. She isnt as weak and shes very bossy [​IMG]
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Her name should now be LUCKY. [​IMG]
     
  9. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    awesome! can you post some pics?
     
  10. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm so glad you found her and are nursing her back to health.
     

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