- Jun 7, 2009
The sick chicken is a dominicker hen, part of a small flock of six. She's about 2 years old. All the other chickens seem fine. She has been lethargic and gave up much interest in food a couple of days ago. Everyone else ran for the morning feed, while she just kind of meandered around the yard peeking around a little. She had bright green poop yesterday (from not eating?). Her crop is empty. We got a little water and yogurt into her last night with a syringe. If we cradle her and put it against her mouth she will take some. We got a little more water and kefir into her this morning the same way. She refused the boiled egg I offered and I don't think she is taking any water on her own. She is separated from the flock in a box in our house. The only plan I have is to keep giving her some kefir and water by syringe every few hours. I don't know what else to do. Please advise.