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Hen not acting right

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenaly, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. chickenaly

    chickenaly In the Brooder

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    I have a 1 yr.old Barred Rock hen. She is just sitting with her eyes closed making with her beak what would be a sound, but no sound is coming out.

    When I picked her up she looks fine all over, but wont stand. Just sits.
    What sickness could make her act like this?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    Could be heat stress? I assume your temps/humidity are as bad as ours. One of mine did this a while back when temp wasn't so high, but turned warm, humid after a cooler spell. She didn't show the usual wings away from body, just mouth open, weak and shaky with eyes closed.

    Try getting her to drink, place her in a cool spot, try placing some cool water on wattles/comb. Watch her closely.


    Doubt she is choking, they usually honk and move around til they cough it up.
     
  3. chickenaly

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    Ok...thanks!
    Gonna put her where its cooler and try to get her to drink.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    let us know how she does.
     
  5. chickenaly

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    I just found her dead.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Hope the rest of your flock is healthy.
     

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