Panting chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wellesleyman, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Wellesleyman

    Wellesleyman New Egg

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    I have a Chicken that looks like she is panting. she is now getting really aggressive too. i have put her in a cooler area and she has not changed at all. help please! [​IMG]
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 100 degrees here in Texas right now. All my birds are panting. I've set up extra waterers and installed a misting system. It helps but they do get hot.

    How is she aggressive? She's usually docile?
     
  3. Wellesleyman

    Wellesleyman New Egg

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    i can normally walk in to the pen and pick her up but she nips at me when i even put my hand near her
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Put her in some cool, but not cold water to soak in and cool down. Give her some electrolyte water or dropper feed it to her. Than cage her or separate her for a bit if she is still acting that way.
     
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Could she have been setting on some eggs?
     
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  6. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggcessive is right on both posts. Electrolytes are a must here in Texas heat. All my birds get treated water.

    And could you have a broody? Mine get mean when they go broody!
     
  7. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot, hot, hot!
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  8. Wellesleyman

    Wellesleyman New Egg

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    well im hoping she is cause my plan was to separate her and let her lay on some eggs. i went to get some electrolytes and i put it in her water hopefully that helps a little
     
  9. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She won't dehydrate this way. She'll be happier. And thats a good idea, separating her. If she is broody she will love the privacy. We have a coop just for Broodies. Best of luck to you.
     

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