old sick Buff Orp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by margaret.b, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. margaret.b

    margaret.b Hatching

    Apr 7, 2009
    I wonder what's wrong with my Buffie. She is old, at least 8, and was the flock leader for the last 5 of those years. A good hen. Now she's gone all lethargic, sits under shrubs, can't stand for more that a few seconds. Brought her into the house last night and fed scrambled eggs and gave water with a syringe. She ate but won't drink on her own. One tiny poop, very dry. She is still talking to me and I want to do anything I can to help. Her sister is still going strong. She does seem to be in some internal pain. Advice?
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    I'm going to bump to keep you on the first page, keep her hydrated. good luck. plus welcome to BYC
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  3. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chirping

    Jun 13, 2011
    Campos De La Gracia
    She could be impacted, try giving her a little olive oil or salt water. Soaking in warm water can help as well. (Not saying that's whats wrong but dry poop is very very odd and could indicate excretion problems.)

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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Poor hen. Keep giving her water with the syringe you may want to add electrolytes if you think she may be heat stressed in particular. you could try feeding her moist food as well like yogurt or cooked oat meal or water melon.
  5. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chirping

    Jul 25, 2011
    Make sure you are giving her plenty of water. You might to try feeding her plain greek yoghurt from a syringe as it could help fight becteria infections. Chickens are strong and maybe if you keep her away from the group and keep her hydrated she should pull through it. Make sure she's been wormed recently.
    Daisy. xx

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