wexfordwoman

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 10, 2008
10
0
22
County Wexford Ireland
Hi everyone I'm new to BYC and have recently got myself 12 new Rhode Island Red Hens
All are doing fine, except for one. I bought them as point of lay pullets about 4 weeks ago and am getting an average of 2 eggs a day. The sick one seems to be partially blind and is very thin, she walks around very cautiously and pecks funny at the food missing it a lot of the time, she has taken to following me around when I'm outside because I keep leaving little piles of food for her. The thing is it seems to come out the same as it went in if you know what I mean and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice?
 

sdshoars

Songster
11 Years
May 12, 2008
702
1
161
Texas
welcome to byc!!! the only advice i can give you is to give her some plain yogurt, the bacteria in that might help her to digest her food more efficiently. and plain yogurt only the other stuff has too much sugar in it. hope someone else can be more helpful!
 

ashyannehand

Songster
11 Years
Jun 25, 2008
296
2
131
Wade, Mississippi
Hi and Welcome -


I am really sorry to hear about your sick girl.


I am a newbie to the chicken world too so I do not have an answer, but I hope someon would chime in who knows more about these things.

You have pick a great place to come. The people are great! Have fun and good luck with your sick girl!
 

wexfordwoman

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 10, 2008
10
0
22
County Wexford Ireland
Thanks for the advice I'll try that and hopefully it will work, she needs all the help she can get. Some of the other hens have taken to bullying her which seems so unfair, I try to stop them whenever I see it happening but not sure when I'm not around. Thanks once again
 

RTRChick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 10, 2008
30
0
22
Alabama
Hi! I'm new to the board too, this being my very first post ever. But I just wanted to say I hope you find out whats wrong with your chicken.
 

RTRChick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 10, 2008
30
0
22
Alabama
Quote:Thank you! But it looks like its still gonna be a few months before I get one.
. Thats ok, gives me plenty of time to read up and figure out the best breed to get.
 

wexfordwoman

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 10, 2008
10
0
22
County Wexford Ireland
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post, and for the great welcome. I'll definately be trying the yogurt. I don't think I need to seperate her from the rest of the chucks, she's gaining in confidence every day, I think she's getting the lay of the land and is moving around a bit further every day and has started pecking at different things, I was watching her closely today and there seems to be a couple of hens who bully her but she just keeps out of their way, the rest don't seem to mind her so if the yogurt works I think she'll be fine. By the way I got 3 eggs today a new record !
 

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