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Is my chicken sick or old?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by collingwood, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone I have a chicken that wouldn't get down from the perch this morning so I lifted her up but she didn't do anything but sit there so I put her in the shade and went to school hoping she would be alright! she is a really fat chicken and last time I had one this fat it died during the hot days of summer! The chicken that is still alive is really old! And I don't know whether she's hot, sick or just getting old! Is this the behaviour of a sick or hot or old chicken? I brought her in after school and wet her and kept her nice and cool she seemed temporally alright but I think it might be because she was just a bit scared of me because she was afraid I'd wet her!
     
  2. ChickyGirl12

    ChickyGirl12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a mixture of hot and old, although I would keep an eye on her and if she sneezes or her eyes turn red and swollen she is sick. Either way I would put some garlic in their water, it builds their immunity to sicknesses. And I have in the past had really hot weather where I live, and my chickens were walking around holding their wings out to the side and panting, to fix this problem i took my hose pipe, put a nose on it that had an extremely faint mist, and turned it on the slowest mist available. All my chickens loved it and went to sit in front of it. I don't know how many chickens you have, but this might work for you too. How old is this chicken?
     
  3. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I did but I have no idea how old my chicken is!
     
  4. ChickyGirl12

    ChickyGirl12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of her?
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I could but I'm on the iPad and I don't know how to post pictures!
     
  6. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    she's dead! R.I.P. Pegasus! She got that name because she was so massive that when I picked her up I said she's as big as a horse with wings! And a horse with wings is a mythical creature called Pegasus!
     
  7. ChickyGirl12

    ChickyGirl12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am sorry. She was old more than likely, you could not do anything about it. I have had numerous chickens die in the past.
     
  8. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!
     

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