Sick hen...question about keeping her inside.

tracysbantams

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I have a hen that I am treating for respiratory problem and I am keeping her indoors. Does she need a light or is it warm enough for her without one? Thank you
 

Kiki

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How old is she?
Did you give her heat outside?
You say hen so I assume fully grown, she should be fine without heat.
 

tracysbantams

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How old is she?
Did you give her heat outside?
You say hen so I assume fully grown, she should be fine without heat.

She is 1 year old. Yes she does have a light on in the coop but won't go in. She wants to stay with the others. I gave her Tylan 50 orally this morning. Put VetRx on her beak. I brought her in because it started raining. They are in a covered run. I just want to make sure she doesn't get chilled outside....so I brought her inside.
 

Kiki

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She may not be going in it because it's too hot.
She should not need heat at this age.
 

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Chickens with respiratory diseases or other illnesses might need some extra heat. Is it hot outside where the other chickens are? If it is in the 70-80s it is probably warm enough.
 

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