Hen wont stand up!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fussy8, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two hens that were hatching eggs and theynow are inside so i can supervise them (and it is cold!)! I realized yesterday that when i held our silkie mama she held her legs very close to her body and wouldnt let me look at them! Same thing today! She wont walk or even get up to eat and drink! Her chick hangs out with our other mama silkie and chick andshe acts sad around her mama! What is wrong with my hen!!!!!!!! HELP!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] alsowhen i pick her up a big air pocket deflates...is that normal!?
     
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  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need more info please..

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    Don't know what "air pocket" you are talking about.. is it her crop.. in her stomach.. Have you checked her crop, massaged it, smelled her breath.. could she have "sour crop".. you might search here on BYC for "sour crop" as well as answering and posting regarding the questions above..

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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Aside from the air pocket (?) she sounds broody. Explain the air pocket?
     
  4. raph

    raph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a araucana who has a leg which is hearting her and i think its the araucana cockerel treading her and he is heavy he stands on them once he has done his business.
    she is being quite quiet for her normally if i try to catch her she flaps like mad. should i give her some feed with molasses to her?
    cause apparently it builds blood cells and maybe it could help her.
     

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