Need a little if possible

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mark holmes, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. mark holmes

    mark holmes Hatching

    Nov 5, 2014
    Uttoxeter staffordshire
    Hi there,
    I have just joined this site to gain further knowledge on Chickens as x4 weeks ago I bought x6.
    So far they have all settled in well, they have a nice new specious coop with a run and everyday I let them out upto six hours to free range the garden.
    Approx x2 weeks ago one of the chickens got a cold, she sounded very chesty and was sneezing (I think) after a few days the cold seemed to clear up. Since then she has not been happy she jumps out of the coop in the morning with the other chicks has a nibble of the pellets a drink and then spends the rest of the day with head tucked into her. She doesn't run around the garden just stands next to my conservatory door. She doesn't interact with the other chickens, in a nut shell looks depressed and suicidal.
    I will attach a photo. She doesn't lay not that this matters.
    Can anyone shed any light or support me on what to do?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  2. mark holmes

    mark holmes Hatching

    Nov 5, 2014
    Uttoxeter staffordshire
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am sorry about your bird. She may still have a respiratory ailment going on or something else is lowering her resistance. Definitely post this question and pic in our emergency section for more help. I hope you can get her back to good health soon! [​IMG]
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  5. N F C

    N F C whaz sup?

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Sorry your girl isn't feeling well. TwoCrows and Yorkshire Coop have given you good advice to check on the emergencies and diseases thread. Good luck with your chicken!
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  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Don't know if you posted yet in the emergencies forum or not... but here is what I would do if this were my bird.

    It does sound like she has a respiratory disease, it may have cropped up due to the stess of moving to a new home. This may be something that keeps coming back now and then, depending on what it is. An avian vet can do blood work to test for a few different things and may be able to give you an answer that way. It always helps a lot to know what you are dealing with.

    It's also possible that, since she is new to your property and is stressed from moving to a new home as well as having the respiratory issue, that she could be fighting off a case of coccidiosis. I would treat for that so that you can at least rule that problem out. I don't know what is available to you where you are as far as brand names but amprolium is the active ingredient to look for.

    Check them all over carefully for mites or lice as well since an infestation can really bring them down. I'd deworm them as well.

    Meantime, I would bring her inside in a dog crate and keep her warm, also so you can monitor how much she eats/drinks/poops. Maybe offer some scrambled or mashed hard boiled egg.
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    You've received some good advice above. Good luck with your bird!
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your hen is OK.
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  10. mark holmes

    mark holmes Hatching

    Nov 5, 2014
    Uttoxeter staffordshire
    Hello again,

    Thank you so much for all the support and guidance. I didn't realise that I would get this response and help, wish I joined just before I had the chickens.
    I will take all of your advice, again thank you so much for taking time out and supporting :)

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