poorly chciken - help please

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wonkeydonkey, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. wonkeydonkey

    wonkeydonkey New Egg

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    hi, just after some advice, i came home from work a few days ago and found one of my 25week old chickens was all fluffed up and with out energy, i then found red mite in their coop. i have cleaned this out and also powered and also wormed them because she has lost weight and is off her food. her poo's were just water a few days ago, now they are water with a little solid in them which is bright green! she has only been given layers pellets but on tuesday the other girls did get into the grass cuttings which i tried to keep away from them! im guessing she might have eaten a bit of this... should i be concerned? she is still v weak and i'm about to go away for a few days.( neighbour is looking after them ) im worried she might not be with us when we get back
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Grass and weeds are ok for chickens to eat. I would recommend a protein boost as well as vitamins for your flock. Boiled or scrambled eggs will be readily consumed, as well as any table scraps of meat or veggies . Did you clean the coop to kill the mites?
     
  3. wonkeydonkey

    wonkeydonkey New Egg

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    i pressure wash the coop out every week anyway but once i saw the mites i washed it out again and powdered the girls

    she is going down hill v fast and can cant keep her eyes open... im totally gutted but have no idea whats wrong with her... she is total skin and bones! i tried crambled eyes but she wasnt interested at all!!!
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know next to nothing about such things, but i had an 8 wk old chick injured. she was similar in behavior. i put heat light on her. it seemed like she couldn't hold her own body temp up anymore. the heat seemed to make a real difference for her. i removed it when she began moving around again.
    hope she does ok.
     
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should post here
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