Sick Hen - help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by friendlyearth, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WE had a run in with coyote(s) last week now we have a sick hen.

    She is breathing heavy. Cold comb and waddle. Not moving around. Not eating or drinking. She tends to lay very big eggs. She is trying to hide.

    Ideas?

    Peggy:(
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    could she be eggbound?
     
  3. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't seem to be straining like she is trying to lay. She is a noisy layer though. She did lay yesterday.

    She seems to be eating a bit at the moment so perhaps had something in her throat or something? Daughter says she seems fine now. [​IMG]
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Could she have been injured by the coyote?

    Is her poop looking normal? Have the birds been wormed and if so, when and with what?

    In any case, extra good nutrition right now may help. If she hasn't had V&E in water in awhile a day or two would be good. (Avia Charge 2000 alternatively, can order on line). On a day when you don't have that stuff in water you can put Bragg's ACV in the water for a day. Can give her a scrambled egg, some fresh plain yogurt (mine won't eat the yogurt solo but enjoy it if I cut fruit up and mix it in (e.g. cherries, berries...).

    Rescue Remedy for stress.

    I hope she'll be alright.

    JJ
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Aww poor thing...maybe it was all the stress. Keep a close eye on her...I hope she recovers. Did you give her vitamins in her water? That may help [​IMG])
     
  6. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was short-lived she is having breathing problems and turning blue again. Could this be a crop problem??????[​IMG]
     
  7. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Coyote didn't touch this one. Poop is very runny... ;(
     
  8. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is fine again this morning. Strange... Thanks to all!
     

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