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One of my chickens is acting slow and keeping one eye shut. She just doesn't seem right. The others are perky and happy. We did switch their food 4 days ago, but it was a gradual change.. Anyone heard of this?!
 

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How old is she?? Check her eye...is there goop keeping it closed? If so, with a soft rag or paper towel ..wet it with warm water and gently clean the eye...keep it clean through out the day until its healed...I would place her in a cool location penned..with fresh water and food..offer a bitof cooked oatmeal with whole milk to perk her up.
 

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humm..she may have injured the eye if she cant openit on her own..I might set her by herself with food and water and watch her ..make sure she is drinking plenty
 

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I would separate her so she isn't picked on. Give her cool water and her food. Watch her poop. Maybe she could use some electrolytes. There are many recipes for homemade ones.
 

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I agree.. check her poop..if you see any blood in it she may have cocci...
 

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could be worms too..worm her and the flock..cocci treatment wont hurt either..: )
 

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I gave her some oatmeal with probiotics and before I could get her her the antibiotics her stool started hardening up, and she started acting normal! Just to air on the side of caution, I think I'll still give her them and keep an eye on everybody else.

Thanks for the help everybody! She really had me worried!
 

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glad she is imroving..if she is on the bottom of the pecking order she may not be eating enough, growing weak..I agree..worm them all just in case : )
 

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glad she is imroving..if she is on the bottom of the pecking order she may not be eating enough, growing weak..I agree..worm them all just in case : )
We usually let them out of their coop during the day, and leave it open for them to eat and drink. I would think she could get to the food when everybody leaves, but I'm going to put a band on her leg and see what her normal behavior is.
 

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Thats a good Good idea : ) is she as big as everyone else? growing the same?.
 

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thats great...so she is at least eating well...how she doing today??
 

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Perky and happy! Thanks, for asking. :) she's back to normal following the flock and she's not keeping her eye shut anymore either.

Thanks to everybody that helped! I was really worried she had something bad like cocci.
 
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