Sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaigeDL, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

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    i noticed one of my hens laying down and I went to pick her up and she was skin and bones. I brought her in and gave her water with a syringe then forced fed her some dog food trying to get some nutrients in her. That was last night. This morning there is no change. I gave her more water and dog food. Still no change. No poop at all in her carrier. Her feathers are puffed out and her eyes are closed. What can I do for her?
     
  2. RhodeIslandRed5

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    How old is she and when did she last lay? Can you post a picture?
     
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  3. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

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    I think she’ abt 5 or 6 maybe. She has no feathers on the top of head due to breeding by our rooster. I’m not sure if she still lays or not. I have abt 10 hens with her so I don’t know whose laying or not. Oh she did have some food stuff in her mouth that to me was stuck. I got it out last night.
     

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  4. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Could be a reproductive issue if she's that old. It's a miracle if chickens lay past four years of age.
     
  5. PaigeDL

    PaigeDL In the Brooder

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    Hummmm. I don’t know. Maybe. I guess it’s a wait and see game then. I’ll keep giving her food and water I guess. Thank you for your help.
     
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  6. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Why not see if she'll eat a nutrient rich treat like scrambled egg(no salt added).
     
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  7. PaigeDL

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    I sure can try! She is barely responsive. I would have to force feed her. I’ll try anything!
     
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  8. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Be sure not to add salt. However, if you have any oregano, preferably fresh, see if she'll try that to. It's supposed to help with immune systems.
     
  9. jlwquilter

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    Did you check her crop? Hard or balloon-ish? Her beak, mouth and throat for lesions or placque? Her vent for discharge?

    Just trying to cover the handful of things I’ve recently learned to check.
     
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