I have a sick chicken and Don't know what to do.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CaptSaam, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. CaptSaam

    CaptSaam New Egg

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    My Americana is usually just laying down, sometimes on it's side. It has a hard time standing up then limps around a bit until it is walking for a short time. It seems to be eating and drinking but doesn't move around a lot. At night it sleeps on the floor not on a roost.
    I have no idea what to do! can anyone help?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is she?
    What type of food/treats to you provide?
    If she is old enough to lay eggs, when was the last time she laid an egg - was it normal? How does her abdomen feel?
    Any signs of respiratory illness/distress - coughing, wheezing, runny nose/eyes?
    Was she vaccinated for Marek's?
    How long has she been like this?

    Have you examined her for any injuries, to the legs/feet -look at the bottom of her feet too or any injury to the wings?

    You may want to separate her so you can monitor her food/water intake. Offer some poultry vitamins in her water. Give her some extra protein by offering some egg, tuna, mackerel or meat.
     

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