Oh please take a look at my Dominique.
She's not quite a year old and for the past month or so, she has lost vitality.
She has started becoming solitary, she pulls her head into her feathers, has a hunched back appearance, is very skinny/bony, and tries to sleep standing up all the time. Before pulling her into our hospital cage, I noticed her comb was shrunken and pale colored and the other symptoms. She will come out with the others and stand outside with them, but now she just wants to sleep standing up off and on all day and will eat if encouraged. When we brought her in two days ago, I thought maybe that's just how she was naturally. We don't know if she's laying, we've never caught her. She did well when we first brought her in, enjoyed special treatment and perked up with food and treats. We were going to put her back outside today, but my partner messaged me at work and said she wasn't doing well suddenly. Today, she is having a hard time standing up, her balance isn't good, in addition to the other symptoms and she isn't interested in food or water unless we put them near her face. We thought it might be sour crop, so we made her vomit and some undigested food did come out. We gave her water with electrolytes and antibiotics once things were cleared, and put yogurt in her food dish. We're administering water to her every few hours, but she hasn't gotten any better and you can see from the picture she doesn't look good at all. I also included a picture of her when she was a bit younger to show that she hasn't always looked like this. Does anyone have any ideas? I've ruled out mites and she was vaccinated for Mareks when I bought her from the hatchery. We change out their food every other day so I don't think it's mold, and we run a tight ship with cleaning, and clean out the coop thoroughly every day. Water gets changed out daily. Please help, we're both so worried about her.
Edited by ColoradoLyssah - 3/16/16 at 11:20pm