"It has been more than a week and I am still at a loss. She is still not eating, but will drink occasionally. I tried giving her some liquid-y bird food from the pet store (a powder mixed with water), but she does not like it. She…"
"Sour crop can sometimes be the result of an impacted crop. Have you checked for that? If not, feel her crop. If it feels empty, no worries. If full and pliable, like silly putty, it's impacted. For an impacted crop give some olive oil - a few…"
"I did not see any swelling that might indicate a scorpion sting--but it is hard to tell unless it happens on the feet :p If it is the heat, or if that is contributing, then I am hoping the time in the house helps. I just noticed some…"
"My duck Camron I got from you passed away last week, he had the same symptoms that your describing. I tried bringing him in, changing his diet, he would eat but started struggling with even walking. Day three I found him dead. Camron was awesome and…"
"I had one behave that way last year at this time. I brought her in the house and kept her in my shower stall. That bathroom is very cool in temperature. After a day in the chicken infirmary, she was back to normal. I just thought that it was either…"
"I have a few chickens a year that go through that. I think it is sour crop. If I remember correctly, on one of our has NOT survived. However, the heat combined with sour crop can be too much to recover from. We always bring…"
"K. yes give another look. The water and the electrolyes should certainly aid her at least for the time being. If she is standing I would say she still has 'strength' - I don't remember specifics on the disease I'm…"
"Within the last week, we had a chicken that was not doing well and I was afraid she wasn't going to pull through. The first day I noticed her, she just sat around without standing when I went to pick her up. I checked her vent for egg binding…"
"I looked, but did not see anything that looked abnormal (but, admittedly, I have never looked inside their mouths before). I will observe her more carefully to see if I see a lot of swallowing. Is mostly standing instead of sitting a symptom? I…"
"K. Can you look in her mouth with a light to see if she has anything observable? The thing that leaped to my mind was an illness (can't remember the name right now) which some of the wild doves get which makes them unable to eat…"
Hello Everyone,I am at a loss right now and am hoping your collective wisdom can help. I have an apparently sick hen. She is about 4-5 years old. In the last 48 hours she has stopped eating. The first day she spent the entire day just sitting on the perch in the coop. I brought her inside. She drinks water, but does not eat anything. I tried to tempt her with strawberry tops yesterday. She took a couple but immediately dropped them. She spends her time standing and sitting in the box…See More
Hi Neil, I would like a white and black or an all black. I have other young poultry and would like to integrate him or her then find a mate once sexed. Will bringing home only one work for you? I will actually be in your area around 7 tonight and could pick one up.