Rescued a hen on Sunday........

branston

Chirping
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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and it's the saddest thing I ever saw! It was an ad on craigslist "hen for sale $10. We have no food" So I knew she was going to be a mess. She's apparently in her first molt, hard to know if that's true because her pshyical shape. They said she had been hit by a truck........looks more like she's been kicked to me.....her beak is bent (but she can eat well), one side of her face is lobsided, I don't think she can see out of one eye and she was literally skin and bones! They said they called her "Ugly Betty"!!! Boy, did I cry for this little hen! She's safe and warm now in a dog crate in my house. I made her a feece jacket that she seems to really like and she has food and water 24/7. I can feel that she's already gained weight in just three days. My kids have renamed her "Beauty". We are determined to get this poor little hen back to a healthy, happy life. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to care for such a sad little chicken? Anything to boost her immune system? Any special food I could give her? Right now, I'm mixing laying crumbles with medicated chick crumbles. She get a hard boiled egg in the morning and scratch in the evening. We also collect grass for her. I have taken some photos that I will post asap as I want to do a before and after thing.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Sounds like you're doing a great job! A little extra protein is great, like some chopped boiled egg yolks......Chickens really gobble that up! Maybe some vitamins/electrolites in her drinking water would be helpful to her as well.

Poor little hen. We'd love to see before and after pics!

Sharon
 

Mum

Songster
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
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Apple cider vinegar in her water may help.

From the sound of her previous keepers, they should have paid you $10 to take her!

Fingers x'd for you that she makes a healthy recovery and well done to you for taking her (and making her a little fleece jacket - cute!)

Yes, do posts pictures.
 

Kevin565

Crowing
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Dec 22, 2009
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Thank you so much for saving this hen. You did a great thing
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