Miracle Chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NHChickengirl, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. NHChickengirl

    NHChickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to share that my RIR that was on Deaths door with a Red Swollen Belly has finally come back and is being acclimated to the cold so she can go back into the coop [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. NHChickengirl

    NHChickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] before picture
     
  3. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so happy she is doing well again for you![​IMG] Its these stories that show that chickens are not always hopeless when sick[​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    OhMyGosh!! What caused that?
     
  5. NHChickengirl

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    Everyone guessed it was probably Acities but I do not know for sure. She could barely walk but she was eating and drinking and always so happy to see me I just couldn't cull her. After posting here and speaking to the local chicken experts they all said it would probably kill her. Although 1 person did tell me maybe she injured herself and it would heal with time. We went on vacation in February after her being in her house for over a month and when we came all the swelling was gone. My son had fed her cat food when her chicken feed ran out and we laced all her water with chicken electro lights so I am not sure if any of this helped her out.. She then went through a huge molt and lost most of her feathers. I thought for sure it was the end. But now she is all feathered up and walking normally again and talking up a storm. See my other posts for more pictures and stories about Kera. Now I Have to figure out a safe way to get her back into the coop. Yesterday was not successful..
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    WOWser....amazing.

    Reintegration will take time and patience....which I think you have in spades.

    You should link the other threads here in this thread so folks can get the whole story.
     
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  7. NHChickengirl

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    I am totally surprised at what I found today. She laid an egg. She is one tough bird
     
  8. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to hear your girl is doing so much better!

    Can you put her cage in the henhouse for about a week so the others can see her, and then, add a docile hen to her cage. After a few more days, you can let them both out together. Then it's not the one hen getting all the punishment- the pecking will get split between them.
     
  9. NHChickengirl

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    [​IMG] this is Kera after her first night in the coop. I do like the idea of putting 2 chickens on the other side of the baby gate. Thanks. Now to see who else is docile around her during supervised free time.
     

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