My enemic hen - need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elmes, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. elmes

    elmes New Egg

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    Hello
    I live in lunenburg Ontario and I'm new to this site but let me tell you this site has saved many of my chickens.
    I rescued 6 ex bats last spring and sadly I only have 2 left. One of my ex bats Holy Moly (the hen with 9 lives & a will to live) became very sick last week (ruffled feathers and wouldn't go up and roost at night). I took her inside to keep her warm and assess. Right away I saw the mites. So we treated her and all other hens. Problem is she was already anemic from what I could tell and from what I read.
    After the 3rd day I noticed the mites so I soaked her in neem oil (which I found on this site). Miraculously mites are gone.
    We are on our 7th day down. After force feeding her poly vitamin,minced liver, eggs, spinach and yogurt she slowly came back. Yesterday I picked up some electrolytes baby water & some strawberry ensure and this morning I woke to a brand new girl with more energy. Exciting because I'm sure she loves me as much as I love her... but I still have an issue and don't know what to do
    She still can't stand and all morning has been trying with no success. When she tries she tries so hard and ends up clawing her head and just can't get legs to work. My question is she suffering or will she get energy to stand again. 7th day and not sure of next steps? Idon't want her to suffer.
    Any suggestions would be great
    PS- no chicken vets anywhere around :(
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It sounds like you've made great progress with Holy Moly so far. For additional help with her now, I'd recommend you post over on the ER forum:
    Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Best of luck with her and thanks for joining us!
     
  3. elmes

    elmes New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply. I will try and do that and see
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, elmes, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community but sorry about your sick hen. Hope the folks in the Emergencies Forum are able to help you out! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. elmes

    elmes New Egg

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    Thanks so much. This site has helped me so many times. Great site
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the people on the Emergencies thread will be able to help you and Holy Moly out. She deserves another chance at life.
     
  7. elmes

    elmes New Egg

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    Thanks. She sure does! If there's a sickness this hen gets it... this is the 5th time saving her from something.
    It's a sin seeing her feeling so much better but not being able to stand. Hoping it's just from being down for a week and perhaps still being weak. Fingers still crossed :)
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under elmes [​IMG] Welcome!

    Fingers crossed here also! [​IMG]
     

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