HELP! My chicken might be sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultrycrazy, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my original chickens might be sick and im not sure why. My RIR hen is everything to me and she has been acting weird. [​IMG] Her stool is runny and as it comes out sometimes it gets stuckon her feathers. She has been really calm and most of the time she just sits there and mopes around. She is in molt could that have anything to do with it? She is really important to me and i want to find out waht is wrong or if i should even be worrying. Thanks for your help i am so worried [​IMG]
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Molting takes a lot out of a bird. Increase her protein intake by adding some yogurt, scrambled eggs, meal worms, BOSS, and cat food in limited quantities. Maybe you could switch her feed over to a grower formula with a higher protein percentage for a month or so. She will likely be OK after she completes her molt, but adding some extra protein will help her through it and may speed up the process.

    I hope she is OK. Good luck.
     
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    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info i will defenetly be giving her more protien but iv never hears of giving them cat food! [​IMG]
     
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    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It's not great for them, but it does add a big protein boost if they'll eat it.
     

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