Unbalanced and Lethargic Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DaisyBird, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Chicky Woos123

    Chicky Woos123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lilybug would probably never like my road. It's a bummpy road. [​IMG][​IMG] You love your hens so much,just like me! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I really do hope that she gets better soon!
     
  2. DaisyBird

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    I'll likely be getting one or two young hens this summer :) I'm gonna clean my house really well before I bring any birds home, just in case Daisy had something I'm not aware of. Daisy hated car rides unless she was on my lap, so I'm glad Lilybug is content with them :) I hope you figure out what's going on with her. You're doing such a good job taking care of her and I'm sure things will improve soon!
     
  3. Chicky Woos123

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    Any idea what kind of hens you'll be getting? I'm sure that they'll be very pretty, but never as pretty as Daisy. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Good idea with cleaning out the house. [​IMG]
     
  4. MotherhenXOXO

    MotherhenXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a really good idea to do a good house scrubbing before you get more. Right now I'm trying to figure out what to use to scrub my house that is not harsh or dangerous for Lilybug to be around.I'm also investigating about an oxygen bird cage.I was hope I could just rent one but I can't seem to find anything. Lilybug went to her doctor appointment today and got blood work done but we won't get the results for about a week.We are still waiting on her throat culture swab test results. Her eyes are more bright then they were before her first appointment so the vet thinks that the Lice is the problem but still is gonna check other possibilities out. I just wish her breathing would get better....if only a little better so she can sleep. I have no idea how long it takes for a severely anemic chicken to be no longer anemic.Well, enough blabbering......do you get a specific breed?
     
  5. Chicky Woos123

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    http://www.thecapecoop.com/help-chicken-sick/
    This site might help you to figure out what's going on with her breathing. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. MotherhenXOXO

    MotherhenXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the link! It is a very informational site.Today she is still gasping for air when she sleeps, but she had a very playful day! And a very good appetite!
     
  7. DaisyBird

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    I definitely want bantams, since I don't want huge chickens running around the house :) I would really like some Polish hens because they're just so pretty with the big poof of feathers on their heads and they aren't big at all. I know they can be a little shy because sometimes the feathers block their vision, but I'm sure keeping them well groomed will help with that. I'm happy to hear Lilybug had a good day :) being alert, eating, and drinking are all really good signs! She definitely wants to stay strong and get better :) As for cleaning, I'm sure anything antibacterial that doesn't give off harsh fumes will be fine, just make sure it's safe for pets. I also have cats and a prairie dog upstairs so I'll have to find something safe for them as well. I'll let you know what I use when I get to cleaning, probably just hot water and antibacterial soap to kill any germs without compromising the air. A solution of half water and half rubbing alcohol is good for things you can't really wash as well. It's effective but not super strong.
     
  8. MotherhenXOXO

    MotherhenXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you DaisyBird! If I find something non-toxic I'll let you know too! I actually found an all purpose cleaner called Simple Clean and it is cheap, but I don't think it would kill lice/mites like I need it to.Polish hens are very pretty and I know what you mean about feathery heads blocking their vision because I have a partridge silkie that has that problem! Lol![​IMG]Bantam Buff Orpingtons are very sweet and pretty too.I had one and she was extremely extremely special to me. She was mommy's girl and I miss her soooo much. Here is a picture of her.[​IMG]
    I bet you really miss your Daisy.She was such a cutie![​IMG]
     
  9. DaisyBird

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    She is really cute! My house just feels so empty without her running around. She was my first chicken and she really helped me realize how much I love them and want to have them in my life. Daisy will always hold a special place in my heart, but I really can't wait to have chickens again :) I really want to have a couple, because Daisy was very attached to me and would often get really upset when I was away from home. Especially during breaks between semesters at school. She would be really happy to have me home all day and then really upset when I started leaving for school again. So I think getting a pair will be a really good idea :) I know chickens are really social animals!
     
  10. MotherhenXOXO

    MotherhenXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Losing one does leave a hole in the heart. I cry for weeks when I lose one. I think getting a pair is a really good idea, but I would get them as chicks as long as you know the sex of them. We came across the problem several times where what was suppose to be a hen ended up a rooster. How old was Daisy? Was she a chick when you got her?
     

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