Hen appears to be sick. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zinnia-Hen, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    My BR hen, who is a little less than a year old, seems to be sick. Her nostrils are spewing with boogers, her eyes look a little glossy, and her comb has about one or two tiny dark speckles on it, which look a tiny bit like dirt and I'm not sure if it is. She doesn't seem lathargic and is acting herself. What do you think she has and what can I do to help her?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Start out by by setting her up in her own pen (the chicken infirmary) to reduce the likelihood that the other chickens will catch what she has. Try giving her some vitamins and electrolytes (packets sold in farm stores. Watch how she does and start researching respiratory disease threads to see which symptoms mentioned fit her symptoms. I hope she improves.
  3. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    You know what, NVM. [​IMG] I picked her up just a moment ago and it turns out her "boogers" are just part of her nostrils, and apparently I didn't notice them before. And I suspect the black dots are scabs, mainly because she gets her comb pecked at a bunch.
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    We're all human! Glad to know that she is fine. I'm glad I'm not the only worried chicken mom out there. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011

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