Older Hen-droopiness/listlessness, pale combs/wattles, ruffled feathers, huddling or acting chilled,

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Margot, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Margot

    Margot Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an older hen that had a hard time with the recent cold snap. I brought her inside the house over a week ago and she has exhibited all the signs in my title. Painfully thin, but does seem to eat and drink. She sits mosst of the day in front of the space heater. She is probably 10 yrs old. Stays all ruffled up, walks around with her little wings low, tail low. tonite was the first nite she did not come up to "great" me. Any ideas or anything I can check for?

    thanks in advance

    Marrgot
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    10 years old is very very old. Has she been wormed recently? She may not tolerate the cold. I would worm her .
     
  3. Margot

    Margot Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought her inside the warm house when it first got gold. It just seems each day she has gotten slower and slower. I just went to check her and she has passed away. Sigh.... she is such a sweet little thing. Has always been my little sweetie pie. She will be missed. Thank for your help.
     

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