Is my chicken sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chuck70, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Chuck70

    Chuck70 Out Of The Brooder

    1 of my chickens has the runs what should I do?
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've come to the right place. But.

    We'll need a bit more detail than that. A broody hen seems like she has the runs but it's normal. So

    What kind of bird? Hen or roo? How old? How long has she been like this? Any major changes otherwise? Any other symptoms? Is she eating? Drinking?

    The more detail, the more people here will recognize and be able to help.

    Tell us how s/he is doing.

    Good luck
     
  3. Chuck70

    Chuck70 Out Of The Brooder

    She is a Buff about 5 months old I have had her about a week she is eating and drinking
     
  4. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating and drinking is a good sign. What are you feeding her? Is it the same thing she was being fed before? No other symptoms?
     
  5. Bantamz

    Bantamz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmmmmm do you know how long she's had it?
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Coccidiosis could be a problem if she is new to the soil. How is she acting. Signs of cocci are lethargy, standing around puffed up or hunched, diarrhea or blood in stools, ruffled feathers, weakness, and poor appetite. Treatment for that is Corid or amprollium from the cattle section of feed stores. Worms also could be a problem. Valbazen or fenbendazole are good wormers.
     
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