1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

I Think My Chicken is Sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalfarm1, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Animal Farm
    One of my 2 month old chickens won't eat, she'll only drink water but she still walks around pecking the ground.. Is she okay or is she sick and what should I do?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Does she have any signs of coccidiosis--lethargy, standing around puffed up or hunching, diarrhea with or without blood, ruffled feathers, and poor appetite? Some things to tempt her to eat would be a chopped scrambled egg or some feed with water added to make a wet cereal like oatmeal. If you suspect coccidiosis, then the treatment is Corid (amprollium) which can be found at feed stores in the cattle section.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: