Shivering, lethargic chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GroovyFarmer, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. GroovyFarmer

    GroovyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2016
    One of my hens appears to be more affected than the others by the -10C weather we're having here. She has been shivering, keeping her eyes closed, and she keeps on having to lift her head every time she needs to take a breath (from her mouth, too, which I think isn't usual for chickens). I've brought her inside because the other chickens were pecking at her, and the shivering has stopped, but the other behaviors are continuing. I am not sure if she's just a bit cold or if she's sick, because the other chickens are acting fine, but she is a breed that isn't very good with the cold.
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016

    Im glad you brought her inside.I would give her poultry vitamins with a eye dropper or a 3cc syringe.Keeping her hydrated is way more important then food.You can offer eggs and tuna often.Put her in the warmest part of the house in a dark/quiet environment.How does her crop feel?

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