Sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keehlin, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. keehlin

    keehlin New Egg

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    Help please!
    I have a Hen... not sure of breed or age.
    She showed up randomly at my house over the summer. Lol.
    Anyways she's staying in the coop all puffed up. She's losing feathers around her neck and her comb and waddle are pale. I locked her in the coop and kept my other 2 chickens in the run. I offered her food and water and she was eating and drinking. Anyone else have this happen? First time chicken owner so I'm unsure how to help her!
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under keehlin [​IMG] Welcome!

    As Chicken Girl1 has suggested, the ER Forum might be a good place to start. However, I am wondering if she is broody?

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. keehlin

    keehlin New Egg

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    I'm not real sure how to post anywhere else! Lol
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hey keehlin

    You might want to check out this article on broody hens which might help you determine if she is broody or unwell: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/broody-hens

    To post on the ER Forum, click on the link Chicken Girl1 has given you and then ‘Start a New Thread’. Include as much detail as you can as to why you think she is sick:

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  6. Chicken Girl1

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Photos of her appearance and posture can often help diagnose a sick bird. Hope she will have a turn around after the ER folks give advice.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Hope your hen is going to be okay! Best of luck to you ! [​IMG]
     
  9. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    I hope your girl will be ok.

    Best of luck to you!
     

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