sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justchickcrazy, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. justchickcrazy

    justchickcrazy New Egg

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    When I went out to feed this morning, one of my light Brahmas was still on the roost in the chicken house.
    She jumped down when I came into the chicken house but stayed on the ground and just sat down with
    her eyes closed. I gave scratch to all the other 17 chickens but could not interest her. She let me pet her
    which is totally unusual. What should I do for her?
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    More info is needed. How old is this bird? Have you checked them carefully for mites/lice? Have they ever been dewormed? Any new birds or chicks brought in recently? Has she been laying regularly? Have you checked her body condition to see if she feels thin? Also check her lower abdomen for bloating.
     
  3. justchickcrazy

    justchickcrazy New Egg

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    I just checked on her and no sign of mites or lice. She doesn't seem to have lost weight and her craw is quite full but soft.
    She is about a year and a half old . Does not appear egg bound. Her eyes are dull also. I tried to offer her greens, crumble and
    water but she won't take anything.
     
  4. justchickcrazy

    justchickcrazy New Egg

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    I feed all the chickens mash with vegetables and hot pepper seeds regularly so I would not think worming is a problem but what else
    can I do for worms? There have been no new chickens added to the flock since chicks last spring
     
  5. justchickcrazy

    justchickcrazy New Egg

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    Well I guess I won't know what was wrong with my Brahma as she died this afternoon. All the rest seem just fine.
     

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