Thirsty Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chatty kathy, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. chatty kathy

    chatty kathy Out Of The Brooder

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    Buffy is drinking lots of water and not wanting to eat. She is passing a massive amount of water. She is perky and happy. I have her on vitamins, electolytes and probiotic. Any suggestions?
     
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe excessive thirst is often a sign of worms. There are lots of posts on BYC regarding de-worming chickens. Good luck!
     
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  3. chatty kathy

    chatty kathy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u for the reply
     
  4. vonchick

    vonchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you ever find an answer to why Buffy was drinking so much? I have a hen with a similar problem. Her drinking started after worming, and she doesn't act sick. I've given yogurt and buttermilk.
     
  5. chatty kathy

    chatty kathy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I just saw this. No I did not. I took her to the vet. She got antibiotic injections for 3 days and a B12 shot. She was better within 48 hours. She is fine now. Ive had others dying on me for some reason.
     

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