Poor girl is so weak :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fuzz429, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Fuzz429

    Fuzz429 In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2017
    [​IMG] My 2 1/2 month old hen is in bad shape. We had two very hot days and lost a rooster 2 days ago. This hen was fine til yesterday and she has been super weak and not able to move much. She is still eating and drinking. Poops are still solid. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She is our favorite from this batch. Right now I have her in my cool bedroom with plenty of room to spread out and food and water.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Looks like her legs aren't working? Could be Mareks, heat exhaustion, or botulism to name a few things that come to mind from that symptom alone.

    Many things will cause them to become weak, so it's near impossible to figure it out from that. Best to find a vet to have a look at it, and potentially get an autopsy on the roosters. When one bird is sick I don't worry too much, but when multiple birds die or are sick I become a bit more concerned.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Dehydration would be the first thing I would consider. Place her close to water and food. Electrolytes in the water would be best. Feed mixed with a lot of water to tempt her to eat is helpful. Is she able to stand or use her legs?

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