i think my chicken is sick please help

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by joelman7, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. joelman7

    joelman7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I walked into my chicken coop then i saw one of my chickens laying down i dont know if shes gone broodie or is she sick.
     
  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Pop her little butt into a dog crate in the garage or house. Give some good warm food.Continue to observe to see what if any meds you can give. When they show signs of illness they go pretty darn fast.Atleast it has been like that with my hens and other roo. I have dealt with 2 rattle breathing,booger sneezing hens and a prolapse successfully.Had one die.Found one dead.Had to kill one.Dealing with a buldge on one.Always something!

    Hope you can help her heal.Like you said maybe she is broody.Never had a broody,but I don't recall them laying on their side.Never know.Healings!!!!
     
  3. joelman7

    joelman7 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much how do i tell if shes sick
     
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    joelman7 Out Of The Brooder

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    she wont eat and we have to force here to drink
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    How is your hen doing? They go pretty quick once they stop eating and drinking. Did you try any meds to see if it improved her? I just had to kill a hen the other day.It wasn't so bad,but I way prefer them dying at night on their own.

    When my 2 had the upper respitory I gave whatever I had on hand,and either it helped or they recovered on their own. I gave oats and scramble eggs when I had sick ones in the crate. Healings!
     
  6. joelman7

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    yeah shes alright weve pu apple cider in her water and weve just opened up here mouth and squirt it down
     
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to read she is still alive!
     

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