help i think one of my chicks is poorly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QWOLF, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. QWOLF

    QWOLF Hatching

    Jul 16, 2009
    hi one of my isa browns has started acting strange, she stands on her own all day, eyes shut not eating mush or drinking to much she is aproxx 9mths old and was at this time my only egg layer but she stopped about 6 days ago.
    can anyone tell me what they think is wrong with her? she looks as if she wont last to long?
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    She might be eggbound. If she is you can try this.

    You can get some mineral oil and feel in vent to see if you can feel an egg. You can put a few drop of mineral oil in her vent, it may help looses the egg.

    Give her a warm bath and then boil some water with a tea bag. Hold her vent over the steam, not to close it will scald her backside.

    Repeat every 20 mintues until she passes the egg.
  3. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    I would isolate her. It could be a # of things. Try cider vinegar in her water,& yogurt mixed with her food. but isolate her!
  4. QWOLF

    QWOLF Hatching

    Jul 16, 2009
    hi thanks for your input, how much cider vinegar to ml of water, i dont think i oculd do the first idea of finger in vent ? iam really new to this but i guess i will have to try something for the poor lady.

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