How to get a chicken to eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bstarr20, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young BLW (couple months old). Found her today alone in the goat pen. Her feet were cold and she was standing there with her eyes closed. Not wanting to eat or drink. Maybe for a few days as she feels very light. She does open her eyes when I speak to her but they drift back closed till I startle her again. She is currently in a cage in bathroom in front of heater.
     
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I assume you tried all the standard treats?
    Felt her crop... checked for injuries wounds.... ?
    Try to hydrate her quick if possible... More info is always good.

    Good luck!
     
  3. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't feel anything wrong. Tried yogurt and sugar water. She's not interested and shakes the syringe out of her mouth
     
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you wormed her at all recently???
     
  5. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she hasnt been
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    A suddenly ill, young bird always makes me think cocci first. Has she passed any stools yet? How do they look?
     
  7. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    havent seen any since shes been inside. she seems alert when her eyes are open wakes imediately at any noise. heads not drooping just standing there with eyes closed.
     
  8. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just pooped and it looked like a raw scrambled egg.
     
  9. bstarr20

    bstarr20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She still fights the syringe and she hopped out of the sink on her own. Was trying thte warm water thing to warm her feet.
     

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