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post #11 of 18

She appears to be alert and moving well so those are good signs. If she was laying there listless in a depressed state, I'd be more worried. Is she eating and drinking well? If so those are good signs too. Hopefully Monday rolls around soon and you can begin treating her. Just because you have to wait for it, it'll probably seem like it takes forever to het here.:P

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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by dreamyj View Post

Thank you for the advice. I appreciate you taking time for me. I actually found a vet that would see her about an hour and a half from me. She went this morning. He thinks it is a fungal infection of some sort in her lungs. They only had enough of the medicine for 3 doses. It has to be made at a compounding pharmacy. So hopefully I will get it Monday if she makes it. She seems to be breathing worse now and her comb it beginning to get slight purpleish. I feel so bad for her watching her struggle to breath. I think she is a fighter. She did eat a few mealworms for me just a little while ago (her favorite!) and took a couple of sips of water. Please say a little prayer for my precious little Opal chicken.
I'm sorry I couldn't help more. hugs.gif Illnesses aren't my expertise, but I try to help when someone isn't getting many responses. smile.png I'm glad you found a vet and I will say a prayer for Opal! big_smile.png
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post #13 of 18

Healthy birds do not get sick........When temps go down bird illness pops up.....Cold/stressed Birds usually get sick in the fall.....Nutrition is key with Chickens to get them through fall and Winter...........All they need is age appropriate Feed, water, granite grit and oyster shell if layers......zero treats.....

 

 

 

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post #14 of 18
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Bless her little heart! I just got home from work and was amazed to find she has laid an egg! It is very oblong but the shell is quite hard. Struggling for each breath she takes and still laid an egg? I am so surprised. She hadn't laid in so long...I just want her to get well. I guess she is a fighter and the egg is a good sign, no?
post #15 of 18

I would think that's a good sign. Other than the breathing, she appeared quite sprightly in your video. I'm hoping for the best. :fl

Please let us know what the vet thinks/finds out.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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post #16 of 18
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I would think that's a good sign. Other than the breathing, she appeared quite sprightly in your video. I'm hoping for the best. fl.gif
Please let us know what the vet thinks/finds out.

Unfortuately, I had to have her euthanized today. The medicine was having no effect and she was no longer eating or drinking. One of the hardest things I've ever done. I sure loved that little fuzzy butt girl.
post #17 of 18
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Unfortuately, I had to have her euthanized today. The medicine was having no effect and she was no longer eating or drinking. One of the hardest things I've ever done. I sure loved that little fuzzy butt girl.
Oh dear! hit.gif I'm so sorry! And a Buff Orpington too, my absolute favorite breed. sad.png I love their personalities and their fluffy butts.
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post #18 of 18

I'm so sorry to hear that she had to be euthanized. :hugs

It sounds like you made a good decision to save her from suffering and she was a very lucky bird to have you as an owner.

Its' immensely hard to make that call...but at that point, it's always the right decision.

Thank you for that, from one chicken keeper to another. 

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis
Chickens are just like little kids; everything you do is interesting and they ALWAYS get in the way gig.gif

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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