Malnourished Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ozzey Osbourne, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Ozzey Osbourne

    Ozzey Osbourne Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2016
    Rockledge Florida
    I'm new at raising chickens. I have four rhode Isl reds and one is not developing. Sits alone and sleeps a lot. Starting to fall from nesting box. Eating little. Pls help!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from, Kansas, Ozzey, and :welcome. Happy you joined us but sorry to hear about your sick chicken. My best advice is to post here Maybe someone will chime in with an idea of what's going on. If you see this in your other birds you may have real issues. Is there a way to quarantine the ill one away from the others?
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I hope that the ER experts will be able to help you out.

    All the best
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Ozzey Osbournel!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions! I hope you can get some good advice about you sick chicken! Sick chickens are no fun to watch and always sad.:hugs
  6. Ozzey Osbourne

    Ozzey Osbourne Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2016
    Rockledge Florida
    Sad to say my favorite hen died. I found her in the coop dead during my lunch break today.
    Still not sure what was wrong with her. Started treating for worms yesterday, but I waited too late. Still not sure if that was even the right treatment but was advised by a reputable feed store. The other hens show no signs of illness. Thank you for your replies.
    Feel free to advise about the other hens.
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Hello,

    So sorry about the loss[​IMG] I have lost 3 of my small flock and know it is difficult to lose even one.

    IMO there are so many problems they may have, and for most there is not a lot we or even a vet could do to intervene and save them.

    I would watch the others closely to make sure they look bright, healthy and are eating and pooping normally. Likely the one you lost was just a genetic/internal problem.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So sorry to hear you lost your hen. Was she ailing for a long time or did this come on suddenly? Any chance the other hens were bossing her away from food and water? Chickens are notorious for doing that. Leaving the "victim." to starve.

    I've heard that RIR's are an aggressive breed/ I personally have no experience with them.
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  9. Ozzey Osbourne

    Ozzey Osbourne Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2016
    Rockledge Florida
    How do I clean the chicken coop after I think my youngest hen died from oocyst?
    Bleach and water? It sits on pavers. Also, squirrels get in the cool after their feed.
    Should this be a concern? I thought about adding apple cider vinegar to their water to prevent the others from infection. Any advice?
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    So sorry for your loss.

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