Hen hunched over and looking sick! Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl234, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Comb looks too shriveled, probably from dehydration. Also looks too purple, and that could be many things. How much is she drinking?

    -Kathy
     
  2. chickengirl234

    chickengirl234 Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't feel like a water balloon, it just feels like bone.
     
  3. chickengirl234

    chickengirl234 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is now drinking quite a bit. She drinks every time I sit down with her which is about every ten minutes.
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh and I asked casportpony to look at your post too...you are in great hands...so I am off to bed now...2.55am...

    Good luck with your chicken!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I have a feeling she is being bullied away from food and water.

    How many birds do you keep? How many roosters?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    This should help you visalize where an egg would be. No more baths unless you are 100% sure there is and egg.

    Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2015
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Oops, forgot the pictures:
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    -Kathy
     
  8. chickengirl234

    chickengirl234 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is currently with two other hens. I separated my rooster and two hens a few weeks ago because they where bullying my blind hen who was just picked off by the hawk. the rooster and his two hens are still separated from the three hens in the coop. So this sick hen is only with my orpington and my standard cochin.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Would be best to keep her in a room that 80-85 degrees. Okay, gotta go finish making dinner. You're in good hands with TwoCrows and Eggcessive.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Feel her keel (breast area) and let us know what it feels like:


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    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2015

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