sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeannesa, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Jeannesa

    Jeannesa New Egg

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    Hi

    I found one of my chicken by herself in the corner of the coop. She ...is not active and her eyes are closed. She seems to be breathing fine. I gave her some water and feed by shaking the container in front of her face, since she can't see. she drank and eat and she can still stand on her feet. I isolate her in the garage in a dog crate to keep an eye on her and make sure that she will not contaminate the other ones. Her eyes are not watery but shut close and her comb seem to be lame. Any idea what she could have.
    As a first time chicken keeper I'm starting to panic with everything I read. So many things. Can anyone give me advise?

    thank you
     
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & have a happy new year!
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your bird![​IMG]

    She may be egg bound. You have done everything correctly so far. You need to give her a warm bath and massage her behind area. Afterward, apply some vaseline or coconut oil to her vent wearing gloves. Here is link on further instruction.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    You should also post in this section for more info
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Best of luck!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! X2 on Mountain Peeps, hope your hen is OK.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hoping your chicken is ok.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and Happy New Year! [​IMG]Fingers crossed your chicken will recover. [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in detail on "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. While waiting for replies, you could put "egg binding" in the search box and see what comes up.

    Hope your hen will be okay.
     

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