Sick chicken, likes to sit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stuart R, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Stuart R

    Stuart R New Egg

    May 25, 2011
    So this morning we found one of our five chickens still in the coop while everyone else was out and out. She can stand and walk about but much rather prefers just sitting in one spot. When she does move around it seems to be much slower then normal. When she sits it seems she hunched forward. She will close her eyes for extended periods of time but once you come toward her or if she hears something they open right back up. She also has some messy diarihea although no real redness of the vent area. She is drinking on her own but im not sure about eatting. I have since seperated her from the rest and I'm giving her grower feed (the grower feed is for our meat birds) incase shes sick from fungal or if the feed has lost it's nutritional value. I'm also giviing her buttermilk, as I've read its suppose to help strengthen the immune system. Otherwise I've been searching the internet and reading the books and so many of the diseases out there all have so many similar signs; I havn't been able to come up with a list as to what it could be. I'm unsure as to the size of her crop and hope to check that tonight and there aren't any apparent signs of mites.

    Any ideas?

  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    is she laying? is her abdomen normal in size, check to see if she is egg bound,rule out lice/mites/worms that could be making her fell bad. make sure she gets some food into her and some electrolyte solution in the water
  3. ChiknWyn

    ChiknWyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2011
    Rensselaer County, NY
    This is/was mychicken too. We lost her today around 5:30 pm. She didn't eat a thing all day and has what I think are lice. Basically light colored dust running around all over her body. How do we treat the rest? And can we eat her?

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