SHE'S STARVING, and won't eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by heron, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. heron

    heron In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2007
    My hen has gotten over sour crop (yay) but is rejecting all food, mashes, yogurt, egg yolk, everything, and vitamin water. The only thing she's going for is grass (reaching through run wire) - which is how she got impacted in the first place. I can tell she is starving - what to do?

    Cross-posted this under feeding.
  2. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    will she even reject scratch? I know it's not complete nutrition, but it's better than nothing.. my birds love that stuff...

    or if she's into the grass, maybe chop her up some lettuce or other greens??
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Most animals eat grass to settle their stomachs. Don't know if that applies to chickens but it sounds like thats what she wants. Good Luck
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    dont let her see the grass then...
    Put her inside and try a half watermelon (the red color will incourage her to peck) and scoop out the middle part and put some crumble or mash feed (mixed with the vitamin supplement> birds often object to things being put in their water) ) and a dollop of yogurt in the hollowed out section... go get some mealworms (fARMED not wild so purchase from petstore or bait store) and sprinkle a few on top to get her going. If THAT doesnt work then I am out of suggestions !

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