My Chicken Seems Very Sick and Won't Eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 123marti, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. 123marti

    123marti New Egg

    Feb 28, 2015
    Eastern New Hampshire
    I have a Buff Orpington who seems very sick and won't eat any of her food. I try to give her yummy egg, mealworms, and corn, but she won't touch it.

    She sleeps all day
    She is extremely skinny and I can feel almost all her bones
    Won't eat anything
    Wings droop down

    I saw her poop one time, but it just looked like urine. There was nothing solid.

    We do have worming medicine, but I can't get her to eat it after putting it in chicken treats, regular food, mealworms, or egg.

    What should I do?
  2. Aw-Ee Chicken

    Aw-Ee Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2015
    Crivitz, Wisconsin
    I would take her to the vet. If it worms or intestinal reasons and she won't eat, the vet might have to force medicine down, or find out it it's something different. Hopefully she gets better.
  3. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! sorry you are having trouble. I hope you get more replies. You can use a needleless syringe or dropper to dose her directly. If you gently drizzle the meds beside her tongue, she should swallow them right down. You should try to provide electrolyte vitamin H20 as well. Best of luck.

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