Sick Chicken question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annbacon, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. annbacon

    annbacon Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 2.5 yr old has always been our best layer. We recently introduced two new chickens. During this time we thought this chicken was molting thus explaining her lack of laying (also chocked it up to stress from the newbies. Now her comb is flopping to one side. She is eating ok but seems more lethargic. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    When did you last worm or check for lice/mites.................
     
  3. annbacon

    annbacon Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't seen anything but perhaps I have not looked closely enough - is there an area I should check more carefully than others on the chicken?
     
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    look under her wings at the skin...look for bugs....look at the feathers...do they have little eggs on them....also look for bugs around the vent area.

    I would probably put her to herself and start her on vitamins/electrolytes to boost her energy.

    You can worm her with Wazine (at your local fee store or TSC).
     

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