My chicken won't eat or drink

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by natalieaffleck, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. natalieaffleck

    natalieaffleck Hatching

    Jun 30, 2010
    Hi, I am new to this forum and really glad to find it.

    It has been three days now that my chicken,named Daisy, a Buff Orpington got sick. She seems hot. the feathers around her neck seem raise. She refuses to come out of the coop. She will not eat or drink. I picked her up yesterday and noticed that her breast feathers are missing and her breast is red and sore. she also seems really bony. I gave her a bath with some therapeutic grade lavender oil. It seemed to make her feel a little better. She ate a little bit of corn. She still hasn't come out of the coop today. Her poop looks normal. I just don't know what do do for her. I am a total city girl with no farm animal experience. Can anyone help me?

  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Is she sitting on a nest? Maybe she's gone broody.

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