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Sick, Not Eating or Drinking Chicken.

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I have a very sick chicken.  She has little to no appetite does not drink much and is as light as a feather.  I am syringe feeding her scrambled eggs and yogurt.  She does peck every now and then in between my syringe feedings. I did put electrolytes in her water, she takes a few sips, but not much.  When I syringe fed her scrambled eggs, her stomach gurgled a lot.  Her poop is watery and whitish clear.

She has very low energy and just stands.  I am really not sure what else I can do to help her feel better, or a medication to give her.

 

I'm not sure if I should take her to the vet who is 1.5 hours away?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Sorry for the lack of replies. If you have access to a vet who knows what they're doing to some extent, I would take her.

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Thank you for the reply. Sorry I am late in replying.  I did take her to a vet, she was given antibiotics and saline.  She was dehydrated and her entire insides were inflamed.   We tried the antibiotics and she did perk up but then started down hill again.. So I thought best to put her down to be out of pain.    :(

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