Sickness and Health

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jbird, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. jbird

    jbird New Egg

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    My wife and I have 3 backyard chickens that are now a year old. We have a white leghorn, silver laced wyandote, and a bard rock. The white leghorn has been at the top of the pecking order but recently got into the neighbors yard and ate some sort of chemical in the granular form. I'm not sure what is was but needless to say she was sick for a few days. She had runny/watery poop and didn't move too much. She continued to lay but has since stopped. She is no longer at the top of the pecking order. I am curious if her not laying has anything to do with what she ate or if it is simply the social dynamic shifting.
    She is feeling much better now but is still at the bottom of the order. It has been week and a half since her last egg.
    Thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Getting sick probably stopped her laying. Which is good so she can recover. However... I would not want to eat any eggs from her for a good while since traces of what ever she ate will probably come out through the eggs too. Hope she can do better soon.
     
  3. jbird

    jbird New Egg

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    Thanks for the response. I figured she was using energy to get well again. She seems to be doing much better!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    AND WELCOME! [​IMG]
     

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