Sick Chicken? Need HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChrisGallus, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. ChrisGallus

    ChrisGallus New Egg

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    hi all,

    i am looking after 2 chickens that belong to a friend of mine. the one chicken i noticed has been sneezing (which i have read can be normal). however, she is not pecking around the coop and is not very active. she tends to bunch up and close her eyes...at first i thought she was going to lay an egg and was straining. she also extends her head and opens her mouth as if she is about to speak, but nothing comes out.

    i would appreciate any help that i can get from you all. i want to make sure i return my friends chickens to her in good health.

    chris
     
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My B's sneeze a little and definitely will crane their heads and open their mouths for no reason. I think you're ok right now, keep an eye on her and make sure she can get to clean water. Good Luck![​IMG]
     
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Hi Chris-

    I can't help you out directly because I am no pro-- just getting my chicks this week. But from other posts I've read you need to put her in a crate on her own away from the other chicken. She doesn't sound healthy. A dog crate or cat crate will do with some shavings in the bottom. Keep her inside you house in a quiet place where she can rest and give her food and water. I would call your friend and let them know what is going on. Good luck.
     
  4. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep- I agree. Sounds like she could have a cold. Try looking up MG or croup.
     
  5. ChrisGallus

    ChrisGallus New Egg

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    thanks everyone! i will keep an eye on her and come back with any more questions if anything else should arise.

    chris
     

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