Suddenly quiet and sleeping on floor

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vas, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. vas

    vas New Egg

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    Dec 20, 2011
    2/15/15
    Location: Northeast
    Temperature 2/15 was 1 degree last night

    3 1/2 year old Barred Plymouth Rock

    Coop- Pine Shavings
    run- straw

    Last night, 2/15 locked up girls and one hen was on floor of coop and not
    on roost with the other 'girls"

    She came out to run the next morning, 2/16, but seemed a little quieter, slower
    Her weight feels ok and her eye looked ok.
    She was eating but slower
    I did notice some poo attached to her rear, (vent) area, but not sure if it was there from sitting on coop floor.

    Deciding if I should put her in cage and bring her into garage, which will be warmer. (Just didn't want to cause her
    more stress being separated from the others).

    thank you in advance for input.

    VAS
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

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    I would bring her in for further evaluation. Was the poop that was stuck normal looking? Check her over good for mites/lice they are notorious for hitting in the winter and they can cause all sorts of havoc.
     
  3. vas

    vas New Egg

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    ok, thank you.
    Poo looked ok.

    VAS
     
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    If she's ill it may even be best to bring her indoors. Sick chickens need a good 80 degree temperature.
     

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