1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fulnicho, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Fulnicho

    Fulnicho Hatching

    1
    0
    7
    Aug 9, 2013
    We have a hen who has lost the use of her legs and is very weak. We have given her nutrients suggested by the farm shop we bought her from. She has not improved over the last two days. We are giving her water. She has a very watery discharge which has a very strong smell. Is she suffering? she doesn't appear to be. Anyone have some advice?
     

  2. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Songster

    614
    11
    164
    May 31, 2009
    Colorado
    Try to get her to eat an egg. You could hard boil it and mash it up or scramble it. Make it so it's easy to digest.

    Try to keep her warm and quiet.

    Good luck, Mary
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by