hen can't stand on her own-please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bamagirl68, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just came in and my son said my hen was dead. I went out to check on her and found her lying in the run. She can't stand on her own. I had a very busy day and didn't get to check on them after fedding this morning so I don't have a clue as to what may have caused this. Any help would be appreciated. She hatched in September and is a Black Jersey Giant. I don't have any roos. She went broody and came off the nest a couple of weeks ago. (another hen took it over) Thanks!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    I would separate her and monitor her feeding and eating... give her electrolytes for a few days (brooding is so hard on a bird and she may have become dehydrated)
     
  3. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I let the girls out she came out with them. Slowly walking around but I noticed her tail is down. This is my first flock and have never had problems like this. Anyone have any idea?From what I have read, she may possibly be eggbound????? I did get a huge egg (goose size!)over a week ago but not sure if she laid it. Can anyone give advice?
     
  4. Pringle_Sussex

    Pringle_Sussex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was she limping at all? maybe she's hurt her foot or leg...
     
  5. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She appeared more drunk like she couldn't stand. I wormed them all (on Sunday)and think maybe she got too hot Sat. ??? It was blazing hot here Saturday. I did the warm bath on Sunday and Monday morning she was up pacing in her cage I put her in Sunday night. Last night she went to roost with everyone else. This morning she appears fine!!! yipppeee! Still wish I knew what happened to her though! Thanks everyone for your help!
     
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