Sick bard rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thepeepshow, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Thepeepshow

    Thepeepshow New Egg

    Feb 9, 2016
    Okay I could use some advice from some experienced chicken people. My husband noticed one of our bard rocks not acting right. She would not jump up on the roost, and was acting lathargic. On Friday we gave her a warm bath bc she had poop all over her butt and was basically falling asleep while holding her. Starting on Sunday when putting her up for the night she would not stand or go into the coop. After bringing her inside we gave her some water with electrolytes and she guzzeled it down like she had not drank in weeks. So she is eating and drinking just will not jump up on the roost? Anyone have any idea??.
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC, have you had her since she was a chick, did she have any vaccines that you know of?
  3. Thepeepshow

    Thepeepshow New Egg

    Feb 9, 2016
    Yup, we've had them since chicks. Never did any vaccinations. She's one of 11 right now and the only one with symptoms. Watery poo compared to normal, but no blood on it. Have had her isolated and on medicated chick feed and water with electrolytes and ACV past 3 days, and stool seems to be thickening and she seems slightly more energetic. But still much slower than normal.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Some chickens will be low in the pecking order or especially meek, and others may bully them keeping them from eating and drinking to the point of dehydration. That may not be the case here, but make sure to have more than one feeder and water station in separate areas. Try giving her a little egg and plain yogurt or buttermilk for probiotics.

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