What to feed older hen with anemia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country4ever, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Country4ever

    Country4ever Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'm assuming that my 11+year old hen has severe anemia, since I discovered mites all over her. She will hardly eat or drink anything. I try new things every day........she does like yogurt. I've tried eggs, oatmeal, tomato juice, etc. She might take 1-2 pecks at it, but really isn't interested. I have her in a crate. She hardly poops and has lost alot of weight.
    My question: What might I buy (supplement) or try to feed her that would help her anemia? Do they have iron supplements for chickens?
    I think I got the mite problem under control with wood ashes, but she's just not interested much in eating or drinking........which she really needs to do to get well.

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