Sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Darin115, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Darin115

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    I have 5 black sexlink hens. I noticed 2 nights ago 2 of the hens would not roost. They were laying in the corner of the coop. I put them on the post but they acted like they had no balance.

    Today they are laying around. They can walk over to the feeder but sick down and eat what the other chickens drop. I brought them in and put them in a box with food and water. I put electrolites in their water and a little terimycine.

    What could be wrong with these 2 hens?? I think they are 3 months old.

    I was thinking mareks but I am not sure. Any ideas??

    Darin
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I wish I knew the answer... [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Not sure what they have, but putting electrolites in the same water with the meds can nullify the effects of the meds.
     
  4. Darin115

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    If it is Mareks it won't matter anyway.

    I am having a horrible day. A dog killed my black rosecomb rooster this evening.

    Now I have 2 sick hens.

    Darin
     
  5. Mrs MIA

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    Oh no!!! :aww I'm so sorry... [​IMG]
     

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