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

    Jan 14, 2016
    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    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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