Help! My Hen is sick!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sahensle, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. sahensle

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    I went out to the cooptoday and I noticed my youngest hen laying on the ground. She wouldn’t move for food or when I called her. When I picked her up I put her on her feet and she wouldn’t move from that position. I looked for mites, lice, bound egg, cuts etc...... I found nothing. She looks like she is in a daze. Her comb is a little pale and her breathing is a little labored. I gave her a warm bath and also put electrolytes in the water. Which I had to force her to drink. I tried to give her food and treats and she did not take either. I also separated her from the flock because I noticed they started to peck at her. Any advice would help. Thank you!
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

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    I am so sorry you had to find her like that.

    Have you gotten her to drink yet?
     
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    Do you have any dogs in your neighborhood? Sometimes my chickens will get attacked and only have a few feathers pulled out but be extremely scared
    They exhibit the same symptoms as your chicken
     
  4. Texas Kiki

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    I would say the most important thing to do first is get her hydrated.
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

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    It sounds like she MAY be feeling horrible due to possibly a glitch in the egg laying parts.
    I would offer her some calcium first thing in the morning to see if it will help her to pass an egg.
    Can you bring her inside and put her in a dog kennel so you can monitor her water intake and watch her poops better?
     
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  6. sahensle

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    Would scrambled eggs be ok?
    I have her in a small isolated coop outside. I can monitor her well in it.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

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    Ok great...
    Yes you can try an egg to see if she will eat it.
    But for calcium, I'm talking about a human calcium supplement pill or even a Tums tablet.
     
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  8. sahensle

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    How do I get that in her mouth?!?
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

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    With your hands silly!
    :lol:

    You open her beak and put it in there.
    Easier said than done...but...

    Water first!
     

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