Stumped... Don't know why chicken is sick!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by baldwinbulldog, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. baldwinbulldog

    baldwinbulldog New Egg

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    My boys ran over to me today saying, come see the chicken in coop, it's so cute. She's just sitting there sleeping!! I though, somethings not right! So, off we went to check this hen out. Sure enough, she was just sitting there with her eyes closed, I touched her and she didn't react. I am clueless to why she is doing this. She felt cold underneath. In the past when they did this it was cause of being depressed from loosing another chicken, but that's not the case cause nothing has died. She's not showing signs of illness, just laying on ground clinging to life. Is there anything you can do once they are like this?? Tube feed? Warmer?? I'm stumped and just hate seeing her suffer!
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    I would try and get her to take some eletrolytes in water and put her somewhere warm. At least then you will feel better knowing you tried to ease her.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? Has she ever been wormed? She should be secluded, preferably in the house where it's warm. She needs a darkened environment with little stimulation. You can try to give her vitamin laced water by dropper. I wouldn't try to worm her now though as I don't think she could handle it right now.
     

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