Hen looks ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LauraW, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. LauraW

    LauraW New Egg

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    I'm pretty new to chickens. We got chicks earlier this year and they have all been great. Very personable. One of hens has been acting ill the last 2 days. She moves slow, I can pick her up without much resistance, but her eyes look normal, poop looks normal. She just moves very slow and doesn't keep up with the other hens. She is in a large aviary with a playyard, lives on hay floor, eats lots of fruit and vegs, grass, and of course chicken feed, plenty of H2O. She looks thin now. Should I separate her from the other hens? She is 4 months old. I raise canaries, so I have some meds. Not sure what to offer her...
     
  2. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how does her crop seem? (full, empty, squishy, hard, normal)?
     

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