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I think my chicken may have been poisoned, what do i do? Please help!!!

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I think my chicken may have been poisoned, she was looking all yucky and slow today. She has been clucking weakly kind of like she has had a cold and not moving around too much and she has been making choking and gurgling noises and sneezing and has had a clear with a greenish tinge, slime in her mouth since yesterday. 

 

After trying things I believe it is not sour crop or gape worm, the only other thing i think it could be is a respiratory disease but i think she has been poisoned.

 

What are the symptoms of poisoning and how long would she last or would she fight it? Do I need a vet trip?

 

What should I do? Please help!

 

I am really stressed, my chickens are pets and I've already had one die last Sunday for no reason what so ever and i believe another of my chickens has MG (mycoplasma gallisepticum) but she hasn't shown any symptoms lately. Also does a chicken with MG need antibiotics or will they be fine without?  I just really do not want another fatality.

 

Thanks heaps to anyone with any information, i didn't think having hens would be so hard....


Edited by Wild--Star - 10/17/15 at 12:31am

"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 4

I'm not sure why your thinking poison.

 

If one of your birds had MG then it will be transmitted to the other birds. Bacteria infections like MG can be treated with antibiotics, viral disease can not.

 

Here's one of many respiratory disease in chickens links one can google:

 

http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/respiratory-disease/index.aspx

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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yeah, i was just worried has my nan  thought it was poisoning but i dont think so now. She looks ok now but she still hangs back a bit and clucks funny so i dont know but it doesnt look like MG to me.

"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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and thx for the link i have looked at a few like aspergillosis

"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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