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i have a sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by allforchicks, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. allforchicks

    allforchicks New Egg

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    my chicken is barely eating and isn't drinking much water either, she has a runny nose and I've been giving her antibiotics. I've brought her inside the house in hopes of a speedy recovery (it's been cold outside recently, perhaps she has a cold) am i taking care of her correctly? What other options can i do to help her?
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U could try probiotics and vit/mineral supplement
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Agreed. Welcome to BYC and i hope that your chicken recovers to full health.

    All the best
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Post in fullest detail at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. Have you tried feeding her special treats, like scrambled eggs, or warm oatmeal, etc. Sometimes they will eat if tempted. She really needs to drink. Maybe you could add a bit of sugar to her water to encourage her. Has she been laying and then abruptly stopped? Is it possible she is egg bound? These are all things to bring up in you post. I hope the e/r people can put you on the right path.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on drumstick diva's post. Are any of your other chickens displaying symptoms? It's good you separated her from the other birds, that's the first thing to do when one isn't feeling up to snuff. Hopefully the emergency forum members can give you some advice to get her back on her feet.

    Good luck!
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :fl Good luck with her!
     

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