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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thebanthams, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE has been very quiet for the last few days. she has not lay an egg over month. She is about 2 years old. she just stands in the corner acting like she is trying to get warm. ( its 60 degrees now) She will eat and drink. She looks very sad... I wish I knew whats wrong ??? [​IMG]
     
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to bring her in. Maybe she is feeling icky. If you bring her in you can monitor her easier.... maybe she just needs a hug [​IMG]
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I made her come out ,she went over and drank some water. she went back to the coop. I will baby her tonight !! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have seen that behavior with mites and worms. Not to say that that is the problem, but you might check into it.
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if I give worming medication , it wont hurt even she may not have worms? or what should I look for?
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Well some vets will do a fecal test for worms for a small fee if you want to go that route. Also look at the poo to see if you see worms, although it takes a heavy infestation to see them in the poo sometimes I have read (not sure about that though). They can definitely be present without seeing them in the poo, in other words.

    Now with wormers you must be careful with a sick chicken. Wormers are hard on chickens, and the worming medication might just kill the chicken if she is fragile and it is NOT worms. So it is a judgement call. It might be another problem entirely.

    You can inspect around the vent for mites and lice, and under the wings.

    Here is a nice website with diagnosis charts at the bottom for general diseases. You might see if you recognize any of these signs:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  7. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My list of things to check if you dont have a clue whats wrong.

    Check for mites and lice
    Check crop for impaction or sour crop
    Check for egg bound or internal laying
    Check mouth and vent for anything unusual
    Check poop for normalcy or parasites
    Check eyes and nostrils for discharge.


    Give warm bath and if the crop is good give something warm to eat( cooked oatmeal, cooked eggs or yogurt) and vitamin/electrolye water (or a little sugar water in a pinch for energy). If everything checks out ok on the list and the bath and water dont work then I might consider worming after a couple of days of trying to build up system.
     

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