- Dec 8, 2018
Hi! I have what I think is a hurt or sick chicken. She's old, over 10 years. She hasn't layed an egg in a while, like a couple years so not sure this is egg binding or infectious related. About 4 days ago she started hiding in the corner of the coop. That's how I noticed her is in the corner of the coop when I went to close them up. She responds when touched. She eats/drinks when put right up to the food and water. Her comb color is good. Her disposition from her head to her torso is good. Her wings seem good although not totally 100% sure. It's mostly that she is laying down, can't get up and not walking. Her legs appear paralyzed, one more than the other. She doesn't have bumble foot at least I don't think so. I don't see any black or yellow bumps or lesions. I have two other chickens that appear mostly healthy. I have another chicken (I don't know the type but fluffy and grey) who suddenly died about 2 weeks ago. I have read that when a chicken is already in the corner, they should probably be euthanized. my questions are, could she come back from this? It is unlikely that I will take her to a vet, but if that is the right thing to do, I will. We have her separated just starting today, but it's been 4 days. There's always a chance she could have been injured. I uploaded a couple pics. Thank you for your thoughts.