sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ellen232, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. ellen232

    ellen232 Hatching

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    :(My buff colored bantam hen is very listless, will not stand, hold her head up, or open her eyes. She can't eat or drink. We are giving her water. She has been like this for 4 days. What can we do?
     
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    What I would do:
    #1: Separate her.
    #2 Add electrolytes to the water + a little molassis.
    #3Make sure she's warm and clean.
    #4 Do a complete health check (eyes, nose, vent, check for color of comb, mouth(does her breath stink?), check her keel and crop for abnormalities).
    #5 Also go to the link for symptoms.
    Sorry for your troubles - hope it's nothing serious.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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  4. ellen232

    ellen232 Hatching

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    she died during the night. thanks for your kind replys
     

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