Hen shaking and not walking?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BreadChicken, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. BreadChicken

    BreadChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed around 2 days ago that my hen only stayed in its nest, not moving around as much or even eating or drinking as much. In the past few days it spends all afternoon and morning sitting in its nest, and as of recent I can actually feel it's body shaking periodically. It hardly ever eats anymore and sometimes tries to peck its surroundings for no apparent reason. Its poop is sort of yellow and its comb is red, yet it seems to be suffering as it sits all day in its nest. I am not sure how old the hen is because it was from a friend but I am extremely worried because I cannot find anything matching its exact symptoms. It also has a cracked breathing sound (only lasted a day). I did give it a warm bath which made my hen active as ever as it trotted around as if nothing ever happened, an hour later it'd return to its nest, breathing and shaking while it sits there. I am super worried for my hen as I love it dearly, any suggestions or info will be greatly appreciated :)

    Edit: I forgot to mention it seems restless and its tail droops and hangs down low
     
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  2. ChickenLover172

    ChickenLover172 Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounds like your hen is sick[​IMG] Because it could be contagious, you need to bring her inside if you have a cage for her to stay in until she gets better, and separate her from the rest of the flock to make sure they don't get sick as well. Give her warm baths as often as you can since this seemed to make her a little more energetic and offer her warm water and soft foods she can swallow easily. Also, if you can't find out exactly what she has within another day or so, I would suggest taking her to the vet and having her checked out, maybe they'll prescribe some medication for her.[​IMG] Hope your chicken gets better soon!
     
  3. BreadChicken

    BreadChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info, I do believe the hen experienced this a very long time ago but it got better by itself after around 2 days. I'll see what I can do, thank you!
     
  4. ChickenLover172

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    Your welcome glad i could help:D
     

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