My hen cant stand ,will not eat or drink please help !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ZaZ, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ZaZ

    ZaZ New Egg

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    For the last two days and nights my ex battery hen will not eat,drink or go in to roost.We have had her in the kitchen for two nights in a box of straw,now she cant stand.She looks bright eyed and happy.We have had her nearly a year,she has never laid an egg.Have checked she is not egg bound.Please someone help.[​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I truly wish I had an answer for you, but I just don't know......Hopefully someone will come along to help.....

    This post will just bump you up so other will see.....

    Sharon
     
  3. momof5

    momof5 New Egg

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    hi hope this helps that happen to my chickens and some told me they were sick, and to give them electrolites in their water, and they also make a medican that is not alot of money, also keep clean, good luck
     
  4. ZaZ

    ZaZ New Egg

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    I don't know what I am going to do........I will leave her another night and see in the morning.Have tried giving her water from a spoon but she wont have it.I don't want to have her "dispatched" But,I can't stand by and watch her starve and thirst to death.Thank you for your support..Still waiting for a miracle. x
     
  5. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she noticeably thin?
    Perhaps its worms?
     
  6. ZaZ

    ZaZ New Egg

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    No she isnt thin and I worm my chucks regulaly,All ways use red mite powder when I clean the hen house,They get given poultry spice as a tonic.I am at a loss.Please keep sending me ideas.[​IMG]
     
  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you worm WITH? Wazine only covers roundworms. You should be using albendazole (Valbazen) or fenbendazole (Safeguard).
     
  8. ZaZ

    ZaZ New Egg

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    Have spoken to a friend who thinks she may have been injured internaly when she was in the Battery farm,as she has never laid,could this be the case????? Dose anyone have any experiance of a hen that has not laid for nearly a year ?????.As you can probebly tell I am now "GRASPING" at straws:(
     

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