Sick Chicken??? Fairly new at this.......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McKenzie Coop, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. McKenzie Coop

    McKenzie Coop New Egg

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    Trying to decide what to do with perhaps another sick chicken........ This hen looks healthy - she has a nice rich color and is still a nice size. I have seen her eating and drinking - and she had feeds very well. Problem is she has very runny diarrhea and has for quite some time now (at least 3 weeks). These birds have had mites - today we 'bathed her" to get rid of the matted, crusty diarrhea and have re-dusted her for mites. She has not come out of the coop for days, maybe even weeks, and is not roosting (must jump up a level to access roosting area - it is almost as though she cannot jump up). She keeps away from the other birds and they have been attacking her from time to time today. She has a pale face and small pale comb. Ideas on what might be happening and what I can do to get her back to being healthy? Thank you.......
     
  2. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to separate her from the others so that you can better observe her and allow her to rest and recover from whatever it is that may be wrong. Keep watching to make sure she is eating and drinking plenty and that her poo is in the "normal" range. You can search for "poo chart" or something similar to confirm what "normal" looks like. Hopefully someone experienced in this area can help give you a better idea on what's happening with your girl. Hope she feels better soon! :)
     

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