Scared sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seattlekas, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. seattlekas

    seattlekas Hatching

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    Hello all, early yesterday morning a neighborhood dog was chasing my chickens around the exterior perimeter of the the chicken run. All chickens are fine, but one is in what seems a trance-like state. Any suggestions, have any of you had this problem and is there something I can do for her? She's eatting and drinking, but that's about all. Thanks
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] She may very well be in shock to some degree. As long as things have calmed down, she is eating and drinking, and the other chickens are leaving her alone, I would just wait this out. Good luck with her.
     
  3. seattlekas

    seattlekas Hatching

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    Thanks sourland, fingers crossed she'll come around.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope she comes out of it soon.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Can you put a second fence of some type around coop/run to keep dogs, etc. farther away from the birds, so they don't terrorize them? A few strands of electric fencing would do a better job of convincing them to stay away.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Hope your hen recovers soon.
     
  8. seattlekas

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Will be working on a fence this week to keep unwanted guests out. My hen is still not acting right. Her symptoms seem stroke like. Limping, lack of balance. Any thoughts?
     

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