Help Sick chicken !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens rule 33, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Chickens rule 33

    Chickens rule 33 Chirping

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    Hi all
    my chicken has these symptoms :
    . Diahorrea
    .just seems to sleep all day .
    . Tail feathers are down
    . Not eating much
    do not know what to do any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018
  2. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    Could you mabye send a video of her? just upload it to youtube, and copy paste the link here!!
     
  3. Chickens rule 33

    Chickens rule 33 Chirping

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    Soz can't send video
    At moment she is inside so I can tend to her
    So can describe her in full detail
     
  4. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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  5. Margaretlumley01

    Margaretlumley01 Chirping

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    We might have had something like this before. Give her molasses water, cider vinigar, tumaric(which they really like), and make her as comfy as possible
     
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  6. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry to hear your chicken is sick.

    Can you post some photos?
    How old is she?
    When was the last time she laid an egg?

    Feel her abdomen for any bloat, feeling of fluid or swelling. Check to see if her crop is emptying overnight and look through her feathers for any sign of external parasites.

    Keep her hydrated, if you have poultry vitamins add those to her water. Even if she won't eat much, she still needs fluids.

    Let us know how she is and what you find. If you have a vet, taking a fresh sample of poop for testing is always a good idea.
     
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  7. Chickens rule 33

    Chickens rule 33 Chirping

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    Hi she is 3 years old
    And doesn't lay many eggs now a days
    Although the rest of the flock ( who are the same age ) do
    I was wondering what is the average age of a chickens life span ?
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

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    Chickens have different lifespans. In a laying hen 3yrs old is considered mature and sometimes "old". A lot depends on the breed.

    I'm sorry she is not well. If you have a vet that can check her over, that would be best.
     
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  9. Chickens rule 33

    Chickens rule 33 Chirping

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    Hi all
    Thanks for your help just thought I should let you know that over night fleur ( my chicken ) passed away .
    Rest in peace fleur .
     
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  10. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm very sorry to hear that you lost Fleur:hugs
    Thank you for letting me know.
     

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