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Sick Ameracauna Pullet

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Hi all, I noticed my 16 week old pullet Peaches was quieter than her pals yesterday. This morning she was last out of the coop (not normal) and didn't go to the feeder so I  started watching her. She just stood in one spot gaping for ages. I picked her up (not normally easy to do) and brought her in. 

At first she was eating but not drinking. I gave her some water with nutridrench via syringe but she won't drink on her own.


It seems almost like she is having trouble breathing so I wondered if there was something stuck in her crop but I don't feel anything. I tried massaging her throat and nothing happened. 


She has had a couple poops that are white and watery. No blood in the stool. 


She's now isolated in my laundry room but I don't know what to do to help her. She is obviously very uncomfortable and she is extremely weak. 


Here is a video taken just a moment ago: 



Does anyone have any ideas? Peaches is a lovely little girl and I hate to see her suffer. All of my other chickens seem fine but I am scared that she has something airborne that will affect the whole flock.  


Any help would be greatly appreciated - thank you in advance!

Edited by lindsay44 - 9/23/15 at 10:52am
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Here is an update, it's like her legs aren't working:

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Well, she didn't make it. She flipped out like she was having a seizure, flopped onto her back and died. 


My vet won't see poultry but I am going to see if they will send her for an autopsy as I don't want this to happen to the rest of my flock. 


Does anyone have any idea what could have happened?

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