Help Please! Chicken not eating and....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkfeather, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    My poor Chelsea isn't feeling well. [​IMG] She's a Gold Sex-link hen, and she isn't eating much or laying. I noticed it on Sunday. I've wormed her (she's been wormed seasonally too) and have been trying to give her some Dimethox (I figured it can't hurt). She's a little lethargic, but still scratches around a little (mostly just stands there though). I'm giving her electrolytes in her water now too. I don't know what her poop looks like, haven't seen her poop yet, but she does have a little diarrhea on her fluff. Any ideas on what she could have??


    Thanks for any help!
    S.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I don't know. Have you checked to see if she is eggbound or anything. How old is she?
     
  3. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's like 3 years old I think. I just treated her for eggbound (oil up vent, rubbing bum in warm water), but she hasn't changed yet.

    Thanks,
    S.
     

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