Sick Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blue fire, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken is very sick!!! she is laying around and she is just acting sleepy. She is inside and has her eyes closed unless I pick her up. I even think she has bloody poop. Please help!!!!!!!


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  2. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Collect some fresh poop and take it to a vet for a fecal test.
    It's possible that your chicken has coccidiosis or worms.
    Stephanie
     
  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK i need to clarify my post I'm really freaked out and not sure what is going on. my chicken wingus was attacked by a dog 2 weeks ago. we took her to the vet and she seemed to be ok until today. her comb is dull she's not moving, eating or drinking on her own. is it possible this is stress related?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can't diagnose anything for sure. It could be that she is developing an infection from the wounds or a number of other things. I hope she snaps out of it. She needs to be separated and babied so you can observe her poop and make sure she's eating and drinking well.
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never tried this, but I have been told by a poultry expert that saline will help in a situation where you have stress or injury. You're supposed to dribble it into their throat, making sure it goes down the right pipe. Haha, that's why I didn't try it...but you might try dribbling it onto your bird's tongue, if you can get the beak open. It might help, til you can reach your vet. You can get the kind of saline for people you buy in a drugstore.
     
  6. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Wingus died today.[​IMG] I guess it was only a matter of time until she did die.
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Oh, I am so sorry. You did all you could. [​IMG]
     

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