Sick Hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coreyk81, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Coreyk81

    Coreyk81 New Egg

    Dec 27, 2016
    [​IMG]One of my hens is loosing her feathers and doesn't look well. She's a little wheezy and has a runny nose and a cough but her energy levels seem to be good. I'm wondering what I need to do to get her better before she gets worse or spreads it to our other birds... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
    Welcome to BYC!

    It appears she is Molting.

    Give her some Chicken vitamin packs such as Rooster Booster,Nutridench.Molting is hard on chickens and takes a lot of energy.Her immune system could of weakened and now she may have a Minor respiratory disease.

    Tylan 50 will (Help) with respiratory diseases
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Welcome to BYC!

    The poor dear is molting. I have one that looks like that right now.

    Since she has some respiratory issues going on as well, it would be best to separate her so you can monitor her.
    As suggested, give her a little TLC by adding some poultry vitamins to her water (or direct dose her), offer extra protein like egg, tuna, mackerel or meat.

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