My hen is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken lover45, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. chicken lover45

    chicken lover45 New Egg

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    In the morning i went to let out my hens one of them had her tail down and seemed sad i gave her food but she refused the ordinary food i give her which is the food they sell in pet shops. She would only eat bread when i offered her some. I gave her a bath and dried her up. I dont really know what to do . im really worried about her. I dont want her to die.
     
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  3. sargewar

    sargewar New Egg

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    First separate the hen from any other chickens you have. Chickens can get sick from all kinds of different things. Is there plant life around her that she can get to,is her coop kept clean and dry? Did you start her out on starter med when she was small? if not her immune system might not be up to par . Which mean she could have a chicken disease of some kind. Good news she just might be to hot and not want to eat much.Is she drinking normal? So with all of that, keep her seperated and watch her to see if she gets better or not.if she doesn't get better after a few days then you may have to make that descision of puting her down or not.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    I am sorry about your hen. I will go ahead and move this over to our emergency section. :hugs
     
  5. chicken lover45

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    Sargewar thanks for the help. I read some articles and thought she would have an egg trapped inside her. I was rubbing her belly when she started gassping for air and went crazy i think she was having a seizure unfortunetly she died.
     
  6. sargewar

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    that is very possible that's what happened, sorry for your loss of your loved hen , good luck with the rest.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am so sorry you lost her. [​IMG]

    I hope your heavy heart heals soon.
     

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