Sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RobinRosine, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. RobinRosine

    RobinRosine New Egg

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    I only have a couple of hens. One of the hens got sick recently, symptoms started with diarrhea and now she is walking backwards in circles, wings drooping, very lethargic, weak and her comb is flaking. She is pretty much refusing food now. Any ideas? The other hen is fine.
    We do have alot of other birds in the yard frequently. Quail, doves, songbirds. Another possibility is she might have ingested ivy... is this toxic?
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Sorry to hear you have a sick hen :hugs Post ASAP in the emergencies section https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
    Give as much detail as you can in your post.

    It could be any number of things that are causing these symptoms. I'm sure the experts over in the emergencies section will be able to help you. Good luck with her I hope you can get her well soon :fl
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about your sick bird! [​IMG]Definitely post in the Emergencies section that Yorkshire coop linked to. It sounds like she may have a neurological problem.

    Best wishes to you and your bird.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your bird. I hope someone can help you in the emergency section. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your bird is OK.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is there a chance she has had a head injury? Or gotten into moldy food or rodent poison? Is it possible to take her to a vet? I don't think she has the time to wait for replies about her condition.
     

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