Very lethargic young hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NickiChick, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. NickiChick

    NickiChick Hatching

    Aug 19, 2011
    Hello, I'm new to this forum...

    I have 3 hens about 3-4 months old. The Rhode Island Red (Maggie) was looking good this morning when we let her out of the coop, but I just came home from work and let her out and she is extremely lethargic, lying down on the ground and breathing heavily. I gave her some water with a syringe. I don't think her crop is swollen? The other two hens are just fine, acting normally. Maggie does not seem like she has a respiratory infection, there is no discharge and I can't HEAR the breathing. It's just heavy. I'm in WA state, and it has not been hot here. Just warm, in the lower 70s at best. What could this be? Any ideas?

    Thank you...

  2. kidcody

    kidcody Crowing 7 Years

    Hi, is your hen doing any better?, I hope [​IMG]

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