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I think my chicken is sick, she has slimy stuff coming from her mouth and has been sneezing and just looks sick????

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One of my hens recently died of unknown causes so i am really worried about the rest of my chickens. My Silkies are only about a month off laying and my Pekin is already laying. Now one of my chickens looks sick and i dont want any more fatalities.

 

One of my Silkie hens has slime or mucus or something in her mouth. She keeps getting stuff stuck to her beak and she looks pretty gross and sick. I dont know whats wrong? She's also sneezing and sounds like she has a cold or something when she clucks. This only came on yesterday, she didnt seem sick yesterday but there was slime in her mouth and my Nan suggested she may have eaten a slug but i wasnt so sure. 

Does anyone know whats wrong? She seems overall fine other than that but i will keep a close eye on her. Also if she is really sick would it be worth taking her to a vet, they are very expensive but i want her to be safe and healthy.

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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post #2 of 5
It would be a good idea to separate her from your other birds, if you haven't already. Did your bird that died have the same symptoms?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

No, my other chicken didnt have any symptoms except for going back and forth to her nesting box the day before but apparently that's normal as i had previously thought she was egg bound but now i don't believe so. She just died suddenly, no clues really. My other Pekin however i think has MG (mycoplasma gallisepticum).

This Silkie however has just come down with these symptoms, i will try separating her but i dont know what else to do??

 

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

i also forgot to mention the slime like substance in her mouth is a clear colour with a greenish tinge, i also found a couple of green grass seeds stuck in it when i checked her mouth yesterday.

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

OK so she seems a bit better now but she still hangs back a bit and seems a little off. She still sneezes and kind of lifts here head up and down slowly and im not sure she is eating properly. I dont know whats wrong i want  to take her to a vet/

"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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"All animals are somebody - someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it." ~Tom Regan 

 

 

I used to be in a wildlife rescue organisation and i loved rescuing and raising sick/injured/orphaned animals. I raised a joey wallaby and loved her like my baby (profile pis is of her).  I love all animals!

 

~Wild

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