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

baldwinbulldog

Hatching
8 Years
Jan 15, 2012
2
0
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Missouri
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!
 

La Mike

(Always Slightly Off)
10 Years
Nov 20, 2009
2,582
27
209
louisiana
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.
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
107
201
Foothills of NC
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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