Injured Chicken, Not Sure What to Do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ndemerly, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning to the coop and one of the Barnevelders that always runs away from me let me pick her up, no problem. I set her back down thinking nothing about it and another hen started picking at the feathers between her back and tail. I took the 'sick' one out of the run and into the yard, and still nothing. She just stands there. I have brought her into the garage with a heat lamp in the corner of a box. Can't tell if she's eating or drinking yet. It has gotten cold here the past couple days, but she's a chicken. Not sure of the age I think maybe 2 or 3.
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a sticky at the top of this section with information we need in order to be able to really help you.

    Aside from that, i think the first thing i would check is to see if you can tell any difference, if she's having trouble laying an egg. You might give her a warm bath either way.
     
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she look droopy? (tail appear like it is lower?)
    What color is her comb? (Does it look like it is pail in color or normal)
     
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  4. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has quite a few missing tail feathers - either she pulled them out or the others did, not sure.
    The comb looks a little off, I think. But I can't say that for positive.
     

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