Help! Something is wrong with my favorite chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvmychks51, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] LC my little bantam has been acting wierd. her rooster has been leaving her and one of the bigger hens was pecking at her today. She has also stopped laying. She has survived so much (including 2 dog attacked last year) I hate to think that she is just getting old. I'm not sure how old she is, but I don't want to think that i may lose her. Help!!!
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Oh no! Can you put her by herself so they leave her alone?

    What are her symptoms? She eating and drinking? Is she gonna molt?

    Sending [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Did you check to see if she has an egg stuck? Keep her hydrated & eating as much as possible and separate her from the others.
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    how is she acting "weird"?

    describe all symptoms that seem "weird"....
    describe droppings in detail..color and consistency..

    is she sleepy?
    is she eating and drinking?
    is she sitting fluffed and hunched?
    does she have any mucus? any wheezing?
    has she been wormed? treated for mites/lice?
    when did she last lay an egg?
    any drainage from vent?
    does she feel thin?

    I'd separate to a warm safe place with food and water so you can watch her and keep her from being bullied...
     
  5. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    she is eating and seems to be ok in every other way. but seems to be "out of the group." i didn't feel any stuck eggs. she last laid 3 days ago. but in the past week or so, she only laid 2 eggs. She has been laying every single day for 2 years. i have recent pix of her on my BYC page. ( named LC )
    the other hens aren't chasing her.just the one was pecking at her neck like she was trying to break it. but tonight was the first time she roosted alone on the other side of the coop. no one bothered her, but she is separating herself.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    She has been laying every single day for 2 years.

    > she needs a break!!!! (this is why I allow my silkies to hatch out at least once every two years)
    Keep her separated
    If you have not wormed her in a while then do so with a broad spectrum wormer (preferably the spot-on application of an ivermectin from the vet or ivomec Eprinex)
    >>> get some AviaCharge 2000 (available for purchase online from McMurry or strombergs) This is a complete daily formulation vitamin/micronutrient formulation (also approved for organic certified)
    Keep her in a temp stable area (no temp swings) so her system wont have to deal with that and instead can gear itself to becoming well.​
     
  7. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the tips. LC seems better, although I'm not sure why. No one is pecking at her, but she is still not laying. My daughter thinks she is just getting old. I'm just glad I still have her out there.
     

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