Help, I my hen is sick...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlove2009, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen for the past four days has been acting strange..

    she will not eat or drink unless I put it in her mouth ( then she eats like a pig)

    she looks bloated

    she has diharria (that might be from the liquid meds i have been giving her)

    she cannot walk

    she is cleared eye and has color, still

    the meds might be helping but i just started giving it to her yesterday, to soon to tell i guess. I'll keep you posted
     
  2. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and she looks like she is having a little trouble breathing
     
  3. Silkiemama

    Silkiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a vet you can consult with?
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I'm sorry...you are giving her meds because??????????? Have you checked her crop? Is it pliable? Please read the stickies at the top of the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures to see if anything there will help you? Keep us posted.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    She sounds very sick. Avian vet today, if possible.
    JJ
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she eats when you give it to her..it's a good sign..

    but we need more detailed symptoms description..


    check the crop..feel for any lumps or grainy feeling..best to check in the morning before she eats...it should be empty.
    is she thin?

    describe the droppings before the meds...color and consistency.

    have you given her water?
    how did you give it?

    is she sitting on a nest?
    could she possibly just be broody?

    what all do you feed your chickens?
    when did she last lay an egg?

    what meds are you giving, and for what?

    have you picked her up..is she able to stand?
     

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