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My hen looks as if its dying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dasiy, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. dasiy

    dasiy Out Of The Brooder

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    Its been about 1 week and a half my hen has stopped laying eggs she tucks her neck in. Also she closes her eyes and does not more around much. She stop eating food even her favourite treats im really worried is there any tips.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Daisy, Sorry to hear about your hen. A few questions for you.

    How old is she?
    Is she drinking water?
    What does her poop look like?
    Have you checked her for mites?
    What about the other chickens in the coop- Any signs with any others?
    Also, what about her comb color? Bright red, or pale?
     
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  3. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your hen. Have you checked her for egg binding? Read through this article on egg binding and follow the instructions...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    What are the other symptoms....bloated crop, diarrhea, respiratory ailments, mites, worms, ect...

    You can also post in our emergency section for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope you can get her back to good health soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. dasiy

    dasiy Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen does not drink much water and the other hen with her is very active im not sure about her age because the farm didn't tell us. Her comb is red and her poo is more white than normal
     
  5. dasiy

    dasiy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you twocrows i think she is going through egg blinding but i think its too late now because its been a while and she looks highly ill
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So sorry for your situation, wish there was really something that could be done to help.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hen! [​IMG]
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Could she be a internal layer? If she is, you'll want to stop her from laying by keeping her in in a dark cage for a few hours to cut her daylight and hopefully stop her from laying. Hope this helps! Please keep us posted! [​IMG]
     
  9. dasiy

    dasiy Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone but if she passes away would it be fine if i [​IMG]buried her
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes . - I am sorry she is doing so poorly- maybe there would have been a chance to save her a week ago. Can you get her to eat some human food like finely mashed boiled egg yolk, plain yogurt, maybe even a little shredded cheese.
     

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