Need some help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sf1205, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. sf1205

    sf1205 New Egg

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    I just went out to check on my hens and give them some corn. At this time they are making their way inside the coop. My one hen is very upbeat every time I come out and especially with a snack but she was laying out side the coop (run area) not moving or standing up. I picked her up to put her inside the coop and she barley put up a fight. She wouldn't stand inside the coop and kinda sprawled her wings out.

    She did eat some corn out of my hand and wasn't making any weird noises. I never seen her act like this and she's the alpha of the group. Any help would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Comfort her the best you can. I had a similar situation wit one of my RIR twins. In the morning she was fine. Mid day she became lethargic. In the evening she was no more. [​IMG]. All my other hens were and are fine. Some things are beyond our control.
    WISHING YOU BEST.
    Update us on her condition/progress.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It would help to know her age. Has she molted this year? Can you feel of her crop to check if it is empty, full, soft , puffy, or hard? Check her skin around the vent and elsewhere for any mites or lice. How do her droppings look--anything unusual? Will she eat some chopped egg or feed mixed with water? Add some poultry vitamins with electrolytes from the feed store to her water. Has she been laying eggs?
     
  4. sf1205

    sf1205 New Egg

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    She jumped out of the coop this morning and was walking around.
     
  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Lets hope it was just a BAD HAIR DAY for her yesterday and all is well now. [​IMG]
     
  6. sf1205

    sf1205 New Egg

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    She's back to doing it [​IMG]
     
  7. sf1205

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  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She looks like she is molting. I would offer her some chopped egg or canned tuna, along with her usual feed. Check her crop in early am to make sure it is empty, them at night to see if she is eating.
     
  9. sf1205

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    Bump. She still won't walk or stand. Will eat and still laying.
     

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