young isa brown- hallucinating?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eggluvr, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. eggluvr

    eggluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Can hens hallucinate? she was a chick in the spring and has been doing fine. yesterday she didn't drink or eat when i brought out morning supplies. she was acting odd. My chicken don't let me touch them but i started to stroke her and got no response so i picked her up and put she in a small seperate cage and got her to drink and eat some. she napped on and off all day. She also has (i'm not sure how to describe it) floating head, it is always drifting, and like she can't see. By late afternoon she seemed fine so i tried to return her to the group and the older 2 hens started to pick on her, she is back in the small cage and pecking at nothing and still acting odd???? any thoughts???? I looked around on the threads, being new i don't think i am utilizing the sight the right way.sorry!
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Is she laying yet? If so, you need to make sure she has been laying regularly. She could be eggbound. Has she been sneezing or coughing? Does she have any discharge from her beak? Use the search feature on the upper right side of your screen. Type in the symptoms, (lethargy, not eating, etc) and see what you pull up). I would keep her separate from the other chickens. They can ofter gang up on sick chickens and can hurt and/or kill them.
     
  3. eggluvr

    eggluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply! the 3 new ones have not started laying yet [​IMG]
    How do i describe my symptoms like i said she seems like she is halluncinating and she has running poop
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    sounds like shes sick to me do you have a camera available to post pics?
     
  5. eggluvr

    eggluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i post a picture? It is in my uploads but that is as far as i can get it? she looks healthy
     
  6. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Go to uploads, click on the image tag, right click copy, then paste in your post.
     
  7. eggluvr

    eggluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    there she is wow thanks! How does she look? [​IMG]
     
  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    ok she looks pretty good from that angle. also if possible get a pic of her poop or you can google it yourself and see what kinda poop she may have I think theres a post somewhere on byc or on another site that had a bunch of pics and possible problems that could be connected to it
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Here is the link to the poo chart:
    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    See how her poo compares to the chart. Keep her somewhere quiet. She looks like she isn't yet laying based on the color and size of her comb so being eggbound is unlikely. She may have had a traumatic experience and is in shock. Is she eating and drinking on her own now?
     
  10. eggluvr

    eggluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    I think she is blind!!! or loosing her vision, could this be and how to keep her healthy?
     

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