In the Brooder
- Jun 25, 2016
Help! I went outside this morning to find one of my hens laying on her side in the yard. She is very weak and barely even moves her head or opens her eyes. Her comb and wattles are pale and shriveled/flopped over. Her body temp seems low. She had some dried poop on her butt. I have washed her off and bundled her in a blanket with a hot water bottle. I plan on feeding her with a syringe dropper. My husband says he noticed her sitting around and staying mostly inside the coop for the last few days. Someone has been laying wrinkle eggs, could this be related? I see no wounds, noting is moist or oozing. Ive never seen signs of parasites on my chickens b4, and I don’t think there are any now. What could be the cause of her illness, and what can I do for her other than basic hygiene and nutrients?