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Sick or Not

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stestory, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. stestory

    stestory Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a red that is acting strangely. It is very solitary will not receive the other chickens. I cannot say if she's eating normally when I let them free range she pierced be keeping up with the others. I picked her up tonight and she appears to be extremely bony my question is should I let this ride take her to the vet or make a roast? Your input is greatly appreciated
     
  2. maximusfowl

    maximusfowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Id hate to say it...but unless you have spent 100 dollars on a quality Game bred bird, i would just whak em. Please excuse my bold manner on this subject...but it sounds like it could be a genetic issue...the beautiful things about chickens..is the flaws can be bred out of the fowl FOR THE MOST PART with selective breeding. have a nice night,hope i make sense
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thin hens may be worms (also diarrhea with thin hens). Also check for mites/lice and spray your coop crevices just in case of red mite which can suck them dry.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess that she has worms. They would cause thinness and lethargy. Has she ever been wormed? Definitely check for external parasites, too, as they can sap the energy of a bird. Do her droppings look normal?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. stestory

    stestory Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I accidentally posted this twice but the bottom line is I need to check for worms and parasites. The chicken has since died. The remaining five seem healthy but I hope to ward off any problems.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh I am sorry she didn't make it!
     

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