sick chicken any ideas

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  1. mommymiller

    mommymiller New Egg

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    One of my chickens is lethargic and almost acting like she has died. When I pick her up she looks fine she has a soft abdomen, so I don't think she is egg bound. I did give her some calcium just to be on the safe side. I checked for bugs and mites and didn't see anything, when I picked her up she pooped on me of course, it looks normal light and dark in it.

    she's about 3 years old and the only other thing that happened recently is a skunk got into our chicken coop! none of the chickens were hurt and the skunk will not be coming back!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have a poorly hen :hugs Has she been wormed? What is her poop like? Is she eating and drinking ok? You could pop by the emergency section where I'm sure members will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    Give as much detail as you can and a pic is always most helpful if you can.

    Good luck, I hope she is well agian soon :fl
     
  3. mommymiller

    mommymiller New Egg

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    Thanks for writing back to me! Shortly after I posted that she passed away not sure what caused it, but I think she might have had a heart attack or something to that effect.:(
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I am sorry to hear of the loss of your bird. You will likely not get to the bottom of what caused her demise, but i hope that you gain comfort from knowing that you did what you could to help her.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry for your loss. If the skunk attacked any of your birds, she may have seen it. Often victims and bystanders may go into shock.
     
  6. mommymiller

    mommymiller New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  7. mommymiller

    mommymiller New Egg

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    That is a good thought ..had not thought of that thank you
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry to hear you lost her :hugs
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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