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Two sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by qhlover, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two chickens that got sick over night the rooster is in really bad shape the hen is moving slow. Any suggestions would be great
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom Premium Member

    What are the symptoms. It could be any thing from a common cold to a disease that may require help. For now seperate them keep them clean and warm with gaterade and feed. Good luck.
     
  3. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are lethargic the rooster is almost non-responsive the hen is moving slow is only interested in water. Her bottom is dirty and she feels thin. When I picked her up she pooped clear thick stuff.
     
  4. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom Premium Member

    Offer gaterade.... See if they would be interested in scrambled eggs.
     
  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom Premium Member

    Check her bottom too....
     
  6. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I check bottom for
     
  7. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom Premium Member

    Check them to make sure they arent plugged up... maybe they ate something that isnt moving through... also with a dirty behind make sure they dont have fly strike or something like that.
     
  8. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her bottom has poop on the feathers but the vent looks normal
     
  9. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rooster died I didn't think he would make it. The hen is improving a little with out any help should I still separate her?
     
  10. qhlover

    qhlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad our hen died
    I checked on her then went to get meds from the vet and a cage to set her up in the barn. When I got back she had passed away[​IMG] I was so hopeful for her as she looked like she had improved from this morning. Thank you every one for your help
     

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