HELP- Sick Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Patch, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Patch

    Patch New Egg

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    We found our 3 year old Americana hen this morning at 10am in the coop lying on her side with a crooked neck and her beak in the dirt. She has been vomiting a brownish yellow liquid and sometimes clear drops come from her beak. Her legs are limp and straight back. She has trouble holding her head up, but it is better than before. She was fine first thing in the morning. She is bothered by moving and has been sleeping.

    She does not want food or water. She has not pooped in 5 hours.

    Could this be a scorpion sting? Has anyone else had this happen and how did you treat it? She is in the house now in a dark, cooler room.
     
  2. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't really suggest anything other than to keep trying to give her water, and feeding her yogurt. Is her bottom messy? Does she have diarrhea? Just keep her as comfortable as possible,and maybe wrap her up in a blanket for a little while.
     
  3. Patch

    Patch New Egg

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    Thank you for your suggestions, we will try yogurt as soon as possible although she is refusing to eat or drink. Any ideas on why? No poop or diarrhea.
     
  4. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chickens refuse water and drink when they are sick, but if you want to keep them alive, you'll have to give it to them.
    Do you have a syringe? If you do, try using that to put water into her beak, and if she wont eat the yogurt, then add a little water in, so that too is runny enough to fit in the syringe.
     

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