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I have a chicken that is acting kind of slow she is drinking but she is not eating And she has a bit of dieriea (no her comb is not down) If you can help ,Thanks . Vince

-- Vince (, April 05, 2002


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Include more details. How long as she been like this how old is she what color are her droppings is her tail drooped down (possibly egg bound) is her crop mushy or hard (possibly sour or impacted crop)

In the meantime, you might isolate her if the others are picking on her and keep her warm. offer her some chopped boiled egg to see if she'll eat some.

Hope you find out what's wrong; it's important to act quickly, though. They can go downhill pretty fast.

Best wishes

-- buk (, April 05, 2002.

I don't know if this is "officially" recommended or not but I had a pullet that was very suddenly very sick. unable to stand, virtually unable to hold up her head. I took her in the house and force fed her sugar water via a turkey baster (didn't mention that detail to her). she sputtered on the water occasionally and I would hold her upside down and let a nasty looking goo drain from her mouth (crop contents?). anyhow, she was as dead a chicken as I've seen but perked up by the next day with this treatment. might be worth a try.

-- B. Lackie - Zone3 (, April 05, 2002.

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