Sebright pullet just not doing so well? Can adult hen, med. feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IcarusSomnio, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

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    I have three Sebrights, I got them straight run and ended up with two pullets and a cockerel (at first I thought he had some evil bug on his head, it was just his comb [​IMG]). One of my lil' pullets isn't doing so well, she eats and drinks, but otherwise just feels weakish when you hold her and not as strong. She has limp/curled toes on one foot. She was doing fine until today when I took my older birds out of the brooder into the outside one, I had them in a box for about half an hour while I picked up the cage. She's back in the brooder under the lamp with the youngsters.

    Should I separate her? I'm putting the whole young flock on medicated feed. Should I also offer boiled egg yolk? She's been otherwise growing and acting fine.


    I also have a broody cochin hen with four chicks under her (have no idea what they are, hopefully Cochins). She's very motherly and doing awesome with her lil' chicklets. Chicks are maybe a week old, tops. Is it safe for the hen to have medicated feed? I haven't given any yet, I wanted to be sure first. I do want her to raise her chicks.
     

  2. NancyinAlaska

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    I'd give her polyvisol!
    As for the feed...............it shouldn;t hurt the hen, she's not laying now anyway.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010

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