sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hartsockchicks, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. hartsockchicks

    hartsockchicks New Egg

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    I have a chicken that has laid around all day. and now is drooling from her mouth. She is hot when I picked her up.
    Yesterday I found a egg with very thin shell. and today found yolk but no broken eggs?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Is she overheated or dehydrated from the heat? I would try to cool her in a bucket of cool--not cold water in case of heat stroke, then put some electrolytes in her water and get her to drink. How old is she? She may have had an egg break inside of her, but the heat exhaustion is more important now if it is that. When you have done everything else, give her some calcium (Tums, human calcium tablet, or some crushed egg shell or oyster shell.

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