Lost our first Hen today :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tiffany1804, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Tiffany1804

    Tiffany1804 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to owning chickens we have a modest flock of 6 1 BO 1 SLW 2 Silkies 1 Australorp and 1 Polish. 1 of our silkies acting weird on friday. I took it out of the coop and inside. I set up a nice spot for her I hand fed her water but she wouldn't eat. She was acting lathargic and would respond when I was petting her and she would crow a little. She was sneezing as well. I gave her some stuff I found at the feed store and some pedialyte she seemed to be doing better yesterday but this morning I woke up and she was gone. I'm glad she went in her sleep but I'm still very very sad she was my favorite silkie and the one I was harness training to be a therepy chicken. I'm really heartbroken.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    So sorry to hear that. Keep a good eye on your flock, because it could have been a respiratory illness with that sneezing. Those things can really sneak up on you.....

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  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  4. Tiffany1804

    Tiffany1804 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've noticed the Polish has been sneezing as well but she otherwise seems just fine. She's been eating and running around as usual. I bought some powder to mix into there water that is supposed to treat and prevent the repiratory illness so hopefully that will keep the rest of my girls healthy.
     

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