Sick hen...question about keeping her inside.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tracysbantams, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. tracysbantams

    tracysbantams Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. tracysbantams

    tracysbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. KikisGirls

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

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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.
     
  6. tracysbantams

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    How is your girl doing?
     

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