Hen doesn't want to stand up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HenHoneyGirl, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. HenHoneyGirl

    HenHoneyGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have a hen that appears to be sick, she doesn't want food or drink, she doesn't want to stand up, she isn't egg bound. I'm just puzzled! What could be wrong with her?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could you tell us if she was vaccinated or how long she hasn't been wanting to eat.
     
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be coccidiosis
     
  4. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be broody? Just a thought.
     
  5. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
    My hen is not standing now either. I've had her inside about 2 weeks waiting to see if it is a sprain.

    Her comb looks pretty red, that's good.

    Is she losing weight?
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree, more information would be helpful.
    How old is she?
    How long has she been like this?
    What does her belly and crop look like?
    Are here legs drawn up/immobile, can she use them at all?
    Any symptoms you noticed beforehand?
    Any new chickens added to the flock recently?

    Hydration is very important. Can you separate her from the flock so you can monitor her and encourage her to drink water, if you have vitamins/electrolytes that may be helpful as well. Offer her some wet food - wet crumbles or layer pellets made into a mash, tuna, scrambled or boiled egg and see if she will take it.
     
  7. CarolyneT

    CarolyneT Out Of The Brooder

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    Can she walk?
     

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