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What else can I offer my sick chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Southern Gardener, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe she suffered heat stress yesterday - she is eating some mashed boiled eggs - what else might entice her to eat?

    thanks.
     
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in South Mississippi so I know about the heat. I have given mine cold watermelon on the really hot days. I also have given them cold veggies and fruit, almost frozen and they loved it. I also have put a bag of ice in my water to help them cool off. I hope this gives you some ideas and helps! Goos luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for responding! My chickens are miserable in this heat! I don't remember it being this bad last year.

    I've put frozen bottles in the run and give them ice water. The hen that suffered stress yesterday is still inside - she seems to be doing better. Is cottage cheese good to give them?

    I hate summer in the south! [​IMG]
     
  4. hereachick

    hereachick Out Of The Brooder

    I use a light spray from the garden hose and will either spray them alittle with it or set up a sprinkler in a corner of their pen in addition to putting ice in their water bowls. They seem to love it on really hot days
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Freeze some watermelon cubes. That will hydrate them & cool them down.
     
  6. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea on the watermelon! Going to get a mister also.

    I'm going on vacation next week and I'm scared I'll come home to dead chickens! [​IMG] My parents will be taking care of them and they know how much I baby them!
     
  7. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can stand it, give her lots of grubs and bugs and worms! They are soft and delectable (to her, anyway)
     
  8. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hose them down with a light mist and if they get sick put Pedialite in the water.
     
  9. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try and get some commercial electrolytes..durvet is a good brand.
     
  10. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the suggestions. She is much better today! I put her back in the coop this morning and she's eating and drinking! [​IMG]
     

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