Lethargic chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jibmaster, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. jibmaster

    jibmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    I got an americana chicken that has been moping around for several months now. Just stands there with eyes closed.
    Weighs almost nothing.
    What's up with that?
  2. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    How old is she?
    I had one of my EEs do this several months back (she's 1.5 years old). I separated her for 5 days - dewormed her, and fed her medicated chick feed because she was so thin. She was in the middle of a molt, too so she looked pathetic. She seems much better these last few weeks and is more energetic and looks to be adding some weight.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You need to answer the questions at the beginning of the emergencies forum.
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Has she ever been wormed? Worms, lice & mites can pull a bird down before you realize it.

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