Hello from Thibodaux, LA! Sick chicken question.

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  1. sbjoseph360

    sbjoseph360 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! I'm fairly new to having chickens. So, I have an Amerucana chicken that's about a year old. She started acting strange 2 days ago. I thought she might have a stuck egg, but she laid today. She has separated herself. Sitting down randomly, not eating normally. No drainage from eyes, ears, or nose. Any suggestions?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, i would say that it was stuck but, she may just be worn out from getting the egg laid, give her some vitamins in water and some ACV, to give her a boost, just keep an eye on her.
     
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  3. sbjoseph360

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    What is ACV? Thank you!!
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    apple cider vinegar look up braggs, you have to get the AVC with the "mother" it is the good bacteria.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You could ask your question in the "Emergencies, disease, injuries and cures" forum for further advice.

    In the meantime, the Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread (just type your state in the search box) will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Since she's lethargic, you might be best to separate her from the flock so she can rest without being picked on by the other birds (they'll single out the unhealthy ones and peck them). Hope she's back to normal soon.

    Good luck to you!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. sbjoseph360

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    Thanks Guys! Goldie seems to be feeling better, but now she won't get out of the box! Lol. Put food and water close to her. Gave her vitamins in the water. Haven't been to the store to get the ACV. Going tomorrow. Thanks for the help. I didn't see the sick chicken thread. I'm new to the site, so I'll have to continue to look!
     

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