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Understand that chickens outside are walking on the ground and can pick up disease from birds that fly overhead or winds that blow bacteria. Be sure to use safe health practices when handling your chickens. ALL Vets will say that your chickens are carriers of bacteria of one type of another. Its TRUE all chickens carry LOTS of bacteria! Many kinds.
My suggestion: If your chicken is sick , depending on what type of sickness, call your own vet OR to boost health and prevent issues you can use garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric added to water. Or feed yogurt to add good bacteria to system. and a real good poultry probiotic spray or powder for liquid.
Look at: using Borax to destroy Mycoplasma. in the coop
Old fashioned folk method add "iodine" to baby chicks drinking water to prevent bad bacteria
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If You Have An Ill Chicken
Put her in a cage or crate and make sure that she is warm. Wrap a towel around her if she seems stressed. Keep her in quiet location
She needs to stand up and walk at least once in 24 hours
Keep her away from other chickens
Look for any injuries
Try to see if she will eat food or drink anything
You may need to water and feed her by hand if she is not standing and eating on her own