urgert help plz

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alucard, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guy I recently bought a broody hen from a guy I put 4 eggs under her after 21 day 2 of them hatched I candled the others and they were rotten the chicks are in perfect shape but the mama hen is not eating she only picks up food and puts it on the ground for her chicks I tried every thing for her but she won't eat then I gave her some spinich she only ate little she is active though and her poop is also fine but she is becoming weaker and lighter I visit her every hour and feel her crop thinking that she might have ate something but nothing. guys I am so worried for her what should I do plz help. Some pics[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any experience with a broody, but I think the main thing is that she needs water. Is she drinking any? You could offer her some Gatorade mixed with water 50/50 for electrolytes. Getting some Vitamins & Electrolytes for her water would be better. You can get it at most feed supply stores. It comes in a powder form and it's not very expensive. I don't think the chicks should drink it though, so make sure you remove it when you can't supervise.
     
  3. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she does drink water and eats spinich a bit when hand fed. I tried some boiled eggs for her but she wouldn't eat it I want to give her some protein but she won't eat any.
     
  4. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad that she is drinking. Have you tried adding a little warm water to the layer feed? That has worked really well for me in the past. Also, I have heard that you can give them dry or can cat food. It is high in protein. Do you have any mealworms? Those are excellent, and chickens usually go crazy over those. Black oil sunflower seeds are good.
     
  5. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the feed but its not working meal worms are not available in my country .as far as sunflower seeds r concerned I haven't tried it yet but I will give it a try thanks for the kind reply
     
  6. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 at this point your main concern is her protein intake. I would definitely give the cat food a try. Really any kind off wet food that she would be interested in.
     
  7. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will give it a try thanks
     
  8. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also on a side note, depending on your feelings toward it, you can get the pre-cooked chicken in a can. As long as it isn't raw there are no chances of cannibalism in the future. Most people prefer to cook it twice. It will give her a huge protein boost if you get her to eat it. But she may not if she didn't seem too interested in the eggs either. If you are sketchy about feeding her chicken you can also try tuna. The omega in it will do some good for her as well as protein.
     

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