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@yellownumber5 how is your girl doing?

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She is much better. She is still not eating or drinking on her own that I can see but she fights me when I feed her. She is still unable to stand but she is holding her head and body up. She is still very emaciated but I'm doing my best to get food and water into her. She is pooping again but she is wet with pee. I'm changing her bedding as often as I can to keep her dry. I'm very surprised she is still alive but she seems to be very slowly getting better. She is talking agian and doesn't seem happy with her condition. I do have hopes that she will return to normal but I think it may be at least another week. If you saw her at her worst you would be amazed by her improvement even if it doesn't sound like she's doing that great.
Edited by yellownumber5 - 1/26/16 at 9:50pm
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She is much better. She is still not eating or drinking on her own that I can see but she fights me when I feed her. She is still unable to stand but she is holding her head and body up. She is still very emaciated but I'm doing my best to get food and water into her. She is pooping again but she is wet with pee. I'm changing her bedding as often as I can to keep her dry. I'm very surprised she is still alive but she seems to be very slowly getting better. She is talking agian and doesn't seem happy with her condition. I do have hopes that she will return to normal but I think it may be at least another week. If you saw her at her worst you would be amazed by her improvement even if it doesn't sound like she's doing that great.


I'm glad to hear she is still hanging in there.

Did you try tube feeding her? If you pm @casportpony she will walk you through it I'm sure.

Are her poops "normal" or runny. I mean no offense here, but chickens do not "pee", are you seeing a clear liquid (explain what pee is)?

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She has s normal looking poop surrounded by wet clear liquid. It's green and white full of pebbles. Her underbelly is wet. I know she's not out of the woods by any means but she has started to eat on her own and she fights me when I forcefully give her water. She still can't stand but she can at least push herself backwards. And she has escaped the door of her kennel
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@yellownumber5
how is your girl doing?

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How my lady is doing today

https://youtu.be/Y1Jw7nkvnFs
Edited by yellownumber5 - 1/29/16 at 2:24pm
post #27 of 29
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Last week when I was asking for help

https://youtu.be/8T_QDObGXRQ
Edited by yellownumber5 - 1/29/16 at 2:28pm
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How my lady is doing today

https://youtu.be/Y1Jw7nkvnFs

Glad to see her HUGE improvement! Hopefully she will make a full recovery smile.png.
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Somehow I missed the first video last week, the second is improvement!  She looks so much better.:thumbsup

 

Just doing a break down of what you have tried, etc. or if I missed something, forgive the rambling, just trying to cover it all.

 

I would make sure to have vitamins/electrolytes in the water something like Durvet http://www.durvet.com/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_k2%26view%3Ditem%26id%3D99:vitamins-and-electrolytes

 

Green poo can be  a sign of not enough nutrients.

Will she eat her layer pellets? Have you tried them wet? See if she will eat them, she needs good nutrition so if she won't eat layer pellets, you can try chick starter, tuna, scrambled/hard boiled egg and see if you can get some protein into her.

It looks like she is eating corn? in the video, are you giving her any grit to process that? Even if you normally don't supply grit, I would see if she would take some Chick Size grit (it is fine ground granite). I know you are seeing "pebbles" in the poo, but could it be unprocessed corn? See if she will take a couple of SMALL pieces of bread soaked in olive oil, that may help move the pebbles on out. (I still have the small chick grit when my were babies and I put some in with the regular grit, they will pick large and small, so it doesn't go to waste.)

 

It's good that she able to stand a little bit, I know you mentioned she was (of course) sitting in her waste, so you may want to make a chicken sling so her bum stays drier and her hocks,leg and skin don't get "burns" from the acid in the poo. (I don't know why I didn't mention that earlier. (Google "chicken sling" then look at the images and you will find a lot of them) here's a couple:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/887965/hen-with-broken-upper-leg
http://scratchandpeck.blogspot.com/2012/10/sick-chicken-or-things-we-do-for-love.html

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