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Help first time with a sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mpellarin85, May 11, 2016.

  1. mpellarin85

    mpellarin85 New Egg

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    So this morning I noticed her wing didn't look right and she had watery pooped next to me but the day before I had fed them some left over pasta and had put some minced garlic on top and just assumed the poop was from the scraps. Then tonight she looked very lethargic and noticed her wing was hanging still and she is shaking her head a lot. I have been reading a lot on the forums of what it might be but then it says don't treat unless you are positive you know what is wrong with her

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Has she been drinking and eating? Her comb looks a little blue which. I would place her in a basket or crate inside to watch her, and add water to some feed. Electrolytes or SaveAChick can be added to the water. Offer some chopped scrambled egg. There are many causes of wings drooping. Can she stand and walk? How old is she? Is is hot where you live? Check her crop to see if it is full or empty. Look her skin over for evidence of lice or mites, especially around her vent.
     
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  3. mpellarin85

    mpellarin85 New Egg

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    So last night I brought her in and got her to drink some water/apple juice I fed her a chopped up tomato and some zucchini took a while to get her to drink or eat. But seemed more perked up afterwards.

    This morning she is out of the coop and standing up still doesn't seem to have the energy of the others but I will try and feed her some scrambled eggs and make sure she drinks before I go to work


    Yesterday was our first warmer day here was in the 70's she is 2 years old
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Has she recently been laying eggs, or has she ever had problems with her eggs breaking easily or without shells? You might consider worming her as soon as she is eating and drinking normally. Her layer feed should make up 90% or more of her diet to get plenty of protein and nutrients. Besides tomato and zucchini, cucumbers have lots of water in them.
     

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