Sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bunny Brae Farm, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Bunny Brae Farm

    Bunny Brae Farm New Egg

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    I am a relatively new hen owner and have 3 hens. This Fall they are not eating like they were and one of the hens has very watery stool. They are also not laying anymore. The black sex x has just gotten over a moult. We just moved them into a different coop closer to the house for the winter months as we live in Canada where we get a lot of snow. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Offer some plain probiotic yogurt mixed into their feed with some water in a large bowl a couple of days a week. Chickens who are molting will not lay eggs, may not eat a lot, and may not act as lively or can feel less than normal. Try offering some chopped egg, tuna, or meat scraps to make sure they will eat if offered something tasty. Check crops to see that they are empty by early morning before eating. When chickens start aging, some may have reproductive disorders, such as internal laying, that can make them feel bad. Many people worm their chickens in the fall and again in spring.
     
  3. Bunny Brae Farm

    Bunny Brae Farm New Egg

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    Thank you I will check them in the morning and try them out on the suggested food choices.
     

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