Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladywolfe, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. ladywolfe

    ladywolfe Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Hi, Well, this is the story, last night we went to this chicken auction and found some Polish we REALLY wanted, but our friends bought them, but then gave them to our 11 year old. Just to let you know, it is a pair of White Crested Polish. Our friend said she had separated the Roo because she was scared him and her other roo would fight, and she had picked up the roo and it passed out!!!! She put it in front of a fan, and it "Woke up". Now he is in a smaller pen with his matching hen, and he is just sitting there with his head hanging down. He's not drinking currently. There doesn't seem like there is anything wrong with the hen. Can anybody help me??? Do you have any idea of what might be wrong with him??? Should we separate the hen from him?? Please Help.
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I don't know about fainting but do hope that you've quarantined these birds from the rest of your flock.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Do keep them away from your current flock...and I would keep the two separate too. Just in case. Good luck! I can't help much but I'm sure someone may be able to tell you what may be wrong.
  4. ladywolfe

    ladywolfe Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Thanks for the advice, we have them in a bigger pen now, , maybe he was just a little stressed lol [​IMG] but anyways, We just got him today, and most all chickens that go from an old home to a new ARE a little freaked out [​IMG] Maybe that's just what happened, Idk if he really DID pass out, but he looked dead, but then he woke up, because you know it seemed like he passed out. I think that might have happened because he was so scared, and they were in a TINY pen with barely any wiggle room. Maybe he'll be okay, I hope. If he doesn't get better, well idk what I'll do, but I'm sure I'll figure something out. lol [​IMG] Wish me luck.
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    My polish fall asleep on the roost and hang their heads down over the edge of the wood. And my one polish was dustbathing, I thought, I walked over and she's laying on the ground , no movement. So I make a noise, no movement. I touch her, no movement. I try to pick her up and she wakes up like "Huh?" What a deep sleeper.
    I would put him in a nice shady spot with some water and food, and see if he relaxes. Since he came from an auction, I would quarranteed them for at least a month.
  6. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    try getting a vitamin and electrolyte mix..Durvet is a good brand..
    might help with stress..also if the weather is hot..

    a little extra cooked eggs..can help..

    keep separate and watch the droppings..

    Hope he is ok..
  7. ladywolfe

    ladywolfe Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Yeah, he seemed much better this morning [​IMG] Idk what happened. I think he's fine now. [​IMG] Thanks for the advice everybody!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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