Is my hen sick or cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wwendyrs, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. wwendyrs

    wwendyrs Hatching

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    I went out to feed the girls and 1 of my 5 is not looking well she is just sitting there she didn't eat or get up when I fed them . She has been fine. I had my friend look at her that had chickens as a kid and she said they may be cold but the others are fine. I don't have a long enough drop cord to reach them tonight may be able tomorrow get some help to move pen closer to house but do I need to take her away from others tonight? Not sure what to do
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    IDK but they're not cold unless they're already sick.

    Healthy chickens are good to -20 or below.

    Just provide chicken feed and give big ventilation.
     
  3. wwendyrs

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    Gave them feed. She was fine yesterday
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    How's ventilation?
     
  5. wwendyrs

    wwendyrs Hatching

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    There pen is completely open on 3 sides. So they have plenty was going to build them and enclosed part this weekend with nesting boxes
     
  6. wwendyrs

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    Theses chickens are less than a year old I have had them since hatched. They still have not started laying eggs yet.
     
  7. wwendyrs

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    Well went back out to check on her and she died. I don't know what was wrong with her. Should I worry about my other 4? Do I need to get them checked or something?
     

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