Not roosting and drinking water like she'll never have any again

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by risadawn, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. risadawn

    risadawn Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband just came in from checking on the chickens and said that one of our Buff Orpingtons is not roosting (it's almost 7pm and has been dark for a while now) and is drinking water like mad. I have a cooler that feeds down into PVC pipes with chicken nipples in it for their water. She's going back and forth between nipples.

    Anyone ever seen this?? TIA!!
     
  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked for sour crop?
     
  3. risadawn

    risadawn Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't even know what that is.
     
  4. risadawn

    risadawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, read a bit about it, don't think that's the case. Hubs went out to check on her and she's roosting. Weird chicken. We'll keep an eye on her I guess just in case this is the start of something.
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she's okay! [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope it isn't, but birds get dehydrated from enteritis or if they have diarrhea. Keep an eye out on the hen's droppings and for any crop issues.
     

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