Help Me, my chicken is dying!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aritor23, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. aritor23

    aritor23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have a hen that is acting as if she is really cold. All puffed up. Tail down and chest up. She just stands there and closes her eyes as if something is not quite right.

    What could be wrong with her?

    I have a picture of her, but I can't figure out how to post it.

    Does anyone know about giving shots to chickens?

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Aritor
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    The picture didn't come through.
    Kristi
     
  3. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be that your hen is too cold.

    Is there a way you can bring her inside in a pet carrier or something?

    My roo had this happen last week. We couldn't get to him or the rest of the brood for 3 days because of a downed electrical line in our back yard.

    By the time we did, he was so "fatigued" and tired acting.

    I don't know if he's actually an older roo, or being a banty, just weaker to cold...

    But, we brought him in, bought electrolytes to put in his water, and wrapped him in towels we'd microwave for about 30 seconds to help warm him.

    He's still not as spunky right now as he was...but he's much better than he was so far.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I had an older chick act like that, I added a heat lamp back to the brooder. Then I added a bit of fresh garlic to the water to boost the immune system. She perked up after a few days and is the prettiest little blue wheaten ameraucana easter-egger. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Could she be eggbound?
    Has she gone to the bathroom recently?
     
  6. aritor23

    aritor23 Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been cool, but only one other chicken is acting like this. All the others are fine. She does seem a little better when it is warmer, but not much. I have a cat carrier in the coop, but she doesn't go in there. I've noticed she seemed to drink a lot of water.
     
  7. aritor23

    aritor23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she has pooed. Her back end is quite messy.
     
  8. aritor23

    aritor23 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can I post my chickens picture?
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I took my messy butt chicken in the house and used the spray thing on the sink with warm water to break down the mess and clean her up. Maybe that would help. You can always clean and sanitize the sink later.

    If you want to email me the pic, i will post it for you. but you gotta do it now, i go to work soon.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    You have to have it on a site like photobucket and then link it over here. Look under 'FAQS' and it tells you how.
    Kristi
     

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