Lonely chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Opa, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I have a 8 month old SLW that appeared to have a respitory infection. She was lethargic, and exhibited bobbing as she tried to breath. I pulled her from the flock, started her on .5 cc penicillin G and Poultry Nutri-Drench. On the second day she was noticeably better and had started eating a drinking on her on. Now she is driving us nuts with her constant plantive squawks. Could she be missing the other birds?
  2. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Probably, if she has buddies in the flock. Try feeding her some treats. Got bologna?
    My SLW talks alot. She is a one person chicken and would rather be with me in the garden. Never has really made any buddies in the flock. I don't know if this represents the breed or not.
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Can you put her hospital cage near a window overlooking the other girls? That might give her some comfort...

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