My one year old Americana is acting lethargic - panting staying in run - watery clear poops n

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyeca, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    Feeling sad my Veronica is not acting right
    Staying in run sitting and panting watery poops
    Not sure if she is eating
    Staying on low roost in coop
    Any thoughts new to hens
     
  2. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like it's hot where you are and she's likely overheating. Make sure you give your chickens cold water and maybe give her a cold bath to cool her down. Also try giving her watermelon so she is getting some food and to make sure she's getting water so she doesn't get dehydrated. Keep a good eye on her, I'm only assuming it's from the heat maybe someone else with more experience can diagnose it... Chickens get diarrhea and pant when it's too hot, the diarrhea is from drinking more water than normal but as far as I know it's normal in hot weather.
     
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  3. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    Thank you
    I did give her some watermelon which she nibbled
    It was a warm day - but tonight is ok
    Other hens seem fine
     

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