1. dishfickle

    dishfickle New Egg

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    Injured hen. A few nights ago I noticed that one of my hens, Bernice wasn't roosting with the rest of the girls the next morning she was not well at all. She was really unsteady, and I could see that her comb had dried blood on it from the other girls. Pecking at her.I brought her inside, and she's been inside for about 5 days. It seems that she's injured. One breast is really large and the other looks sunken. Her head is offset giving her a crooked appearance. She can't bend down to eat or drink. I've been giving her water with a dropper. If I bring her food up high enough up high enough she'll eat. how long til I give up. My family thinks that she'll get better, but I tend to be a realist. I sure would love some advice. Christine
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, sounds like maybe she's got a neck injury. I would try for another week, but if you don't see any improvement, then it might be more humane to put her down.

    So sorry about your hen,
    Sharon
     

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