Sick Chicken No idea what is wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenkjb, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. greenkjb

    greenkjb Chirping

    Aug 13, 2010
    Found my almost 2 year old RIR sitting by herself, picked her up she is skin and bones (it happens so fast) and empty crop. Thinking she was egg bound (she has had cracked egg on her butt feathers before, but never any problems) I put her in a hot tub for nearly an hour. She just sat there. A little runny poop came out, but that was it. Force fed her corrid water, I know adult hens rarely get cocci, but its all I have. She is just lying in the box, head down. When I come near her she looks at me, but otherwise eyes closed. Will not eat or drink, even eggs :( She is such a sweet girl and I hate seeing her suffer. Any ideas? Oh yeah, comb looked good yesterday, today it is still red, but flopping over.

  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    It may not have been a good idea to give her corrid. It's best not to give medication unless there is a good chance that it will be useful. She'll probably be fine, just keep that in mind for the future. Have you dewormed them lately?

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