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My Chinese Black Bantum isn't doing so well

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Hi, so my little Missy (Chinese Black Bantum)  isn't doig to good she isn't standing and has scaly worm in her foot I've been treating her for some time now and her feet are way better. I isolated her away from the other chickens and noticed that she was getting drowsy. So gave her a quick rinsed with warm water and then dried her off. A little while later she wouln't stand and wouldn't even open her eyes. Now a few hours later she is stil the same way, her crop was really big so I looked up how to fix that. The place I read said to masage her crop lightly to control the size and then to feed her olive oil she drank it (after I used and eye dropper to place it in her beak). So no she has hade 4 sesures woth in 1 min of each other and won't open her eyes what do I do! 

 

Thanks, Madi

 

 

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Missy is my Pride and joy and I love her so much she is like a little dog (with feathers) I don't know what to do! Help!:(

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Welcome to BYC. Seizures are very serious. How is she doing right now? Do you think that she might have choked on the oil or her own crop contents? She may have some disease that caused the drowsiness. Bathing a sick chicken can sometimes stress them. Her crop may be slow to empty because she is ill. Is her crop hard or squishy. Oil is usually for hard impacted crops, but it really is not very helpful in treating that, and the risk of choking on oil causing lipid pneumonia is great. Water given with a dropper to an alert chicken is a better treatment. Add electrolytes to your water.
How old is your chicken, and was she vaccinated for Mareks? Does she have any signs of coccidiosis, such as lethargy, diarrhea with mucus or blood, hunched or puffed up posture, and refusal to eat. Corid can be used to treat that.
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