Hi everyone!! I have been reading the forums on this site for quite some time. I got my first small flock in March, lil puff balls, that have turned into beautiful golden comet hens. I have a congested sounding girl...her eyes are clear and there is no mucus to be seen. AT first she just stood around, didn't scratch or she would lay in spot under her bush. She seemed to stand funny...the others backs were more horizontal, but she would lay, and she did get up on her roost. Her appetite is decreasing rapidly, even her favorite treat, blueberries were a little peck. I have isolated her, she is in a dog crate in the house so I can keep a close eye on her, and she isn't drinking much on her own. I have added electrolytes to the water and squirt some into her mouth. She has free choice of oyster shell, her regular feel, and her treats. I have tried the Duramycin, and yet there is no improvement, now she won't even eat her blueberries. None of my other girls are acting sick.Everything I read said to cull her, but I'm not sure that is the right thing to do. Can a chicken catch a virus and it just needs to run it's course?? I am watching my other girls quite close too now, just to see if anyone else starts acting strange. any help and advise, please. I just want to fix her and get back with her crew.
Thanks for having in BYC!!