Usually my little frizzle Serama is as fat as a pigeon. Last night I picked her up and realized she is very thin, with her keel jutting out. This has developed in the last 2-3 weeks. I put her inside and had her drink liquid baby bird food, which she did for about 30 minutes. Her crop was totally full of what seemed like big chunks of scratch. This morning, it was partially, but not totally clear of the scratch, which is understandable since she seems to have eaten whole sunflower seeds and pieces of corn. She is eating but not a lot.
Last week I noticed she was missing feathers off her back, along with some other chickens in the flock. I moved some suspected featherpeckers to another pen and I think the pecking has stopped.
The Serama is very thin but eating. She is inside now. I gave her some Safeguard paste last night and applied topical Ivermectin just in case. I will continue the Safeguard for 5 days.
She is walking around and making noises, but she keeps closing her eyes in place which worries me a lot. As I've observed her the last few weeks she was always out in the run with her friends, never hanging out in the coop or a corner.
Do you all have an idea why she and no one else would suddenly thin down so much? Her poop is very tiny, white and green. I don't think it's impacted crop. It seems like worms wouldn't strike just her. Am I missing anything?
I'm very afraid to tube feed her since she is so tiny. I think I would need to pick up a smaller tube and stop at something like 20ccs.
She is 7-8 months old, not laying yet, and usually somewhere in the middle of the pecking order.
Please let me know your ideas.
Edited by MissBokBok - 2/1/16 at 11:35pm