Newbie loIoking for help! Sick Chicky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AshBashMom, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. AshBashMom

    AshBashMom New Egg

    Jan 14, 2015
    Hello! I'm new here, and new to raising chickens. I live in Michigan.

    Everything has been going quite well the past two months since taking in these 8 beautiful girls. Until this morning. I went out to great my girls this morning and found one of my girls is lethargic, weak, labored breathing, and not acting right! She is eating. Her color is slightly pale, but, pink. I've felt her all over and she feels warm and good, even looks good other than acting off. There is no sinus drainage, no wheezing, not pasty butt, no lumpy gut, no lumpy neck. Giving pro-biotic and electrolyte water treatments. Not sure what to do next. I can bring her to the garage in a hutch to quarantine. Not sure if that is enough, or should she come inside? Don't want to shock her with the vast temperature change (it's winter here).
    Any guidance would be appreciated. I've been reading blogs all morning.

    So worried I wanna cry! [​IMG]
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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

    I am so sorry about your baby. [​IMG]Have you checked her for egg binding? Put on a latex glove with some KY-Jelly or Vaseline on the index finger and insert it into her vent straight back. If she has a stuck egg, you will feel it within the first inch or so. If she is egg bound, check out this article on how to treat your hen with egg binding. It will help you get her to move that egg....

    Have you wormed your flock recently? Is she really thin? You might want to post this in our emergency section for more input on this. Click here for starting a new thread there....

    Good luck and I hope you can get her back to good health soon!! [​IMG]
  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

  4. AshBashMom

    AshBashMom New Egg

    Jan 14, 2015
    Thank you, Two Crows! I 've felt her entire body for signs of anything and everything, but, I have yet to violate her. Gonna go buy some gloves now! She is looking a little better. She's drinking too! Running to tractor Supply now for more care items.

    Thank you for all the help! I'll follow your advise and keep you posted!


  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    I'm so sorry about your hen! [​IMG]
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    I'm sorry about your sick hen! Hopefully, the Emergencies people can help you determine what is wrong with her.

    Good luck!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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

    So sorry for your bird![​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Hope she will be okay. Have her poos been normal?
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!

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