illness

  1. BF2014

    Help! Lost one hen and others exhibiting signs!

    We orig had 4 hens, all approx 1 year old and all laying pretty regularly ( 1 Barred Rock, 1 Americauna, & 2 black Ostrolorps). We decided introduced 4 new hens to our 4 orig girls (the new ones are 2 buff Orpington and 2 Lavender Orpington, all approx 7mnth to 1 yr old). Two weeks after...
  2. BrahmaWithDrama

    Need advice!!!

    So, we had one chicken who was sick with an upper respiratory illness. She is better now but, another one got it, my Buff Brahma. We have been giving her Tylan-50 (injected) for three days, she seems to be getting better. Now, our frizzle bantam is showing signs of respiratory illness. We gave...
  3. Lslake

    Coughing chicken

    I have a hen that seems to be coughing but nothing else appears to be wrong. No eye problems, no visible drainage and she's still eating and drinking normally. I ordered some Vet rx on Amazon but would this be something that needs an antibiotic or is there any other natural remedies I should...
  4. Spiderduck

    Hardware disease cures

    Firstly i know there is no such thing as a cure But what do you think about this. Please let others know who would know too My chick has ate a pin which is in his gizzard at the moment Now we all know that vet bills are expensive! So i was wondering if some sort of wire or something...
  5. S

    Potentially Ill Muscovy- Unsure and Looking for Advice

    Hello, I currently have seven Muscovy Ducks (six female, one drake) from two different families that have lived together happily thus far. The drake and two females are three years old, and the other four girls are just over one. Though they do not share their sleeping quarters, they are pen...
  6. TalullaCat

    lethargic, (probably constipated) chick with a squishy lower abdomen.

    i originally posted about this problem in the "raising chicks" forum yesterday but i thought it might be more appropriate for here. my two week old olive egger chick is acting a bit lethargic and walking with a wobbly gait and is breathing quicker than my other chick.she began to noticeably...
  7. TalullaCat

    Constipated chick, advice please!

    I have a week and a half old olive egger chick ( I believe she is a cross between and easter egger and a black maran by her looks) who spends most of her time sitting on the floor of the brooder. when she does walk she is a bit slow and has a slightly wobbly gait. on closer inspection she...
  8. TLMchick

    Sick hen with drooping stomach, lethargy, and more please help

    Hi, we have a sick Silkie named Creampuff that has become ill :( She does not want to walk, her legs tend to push out when she stands, and she rolls over a tiny bit when she lays down. Other than that her abdomen seems a bit swollen and she seems very tired but still alert. I've tried looking...
  9. KadeSilkies21

    What is Wrong with my Chicken?!

    So my ISA Brown hen (unsure of her age) has a very nasty butt. I checked on my flock and noticed that all of the feathers surrounding her vent were soaked in black/brown runny poop! I immediately got the hose and gently tried to wash it off. Her vent was red and a bit swollen. Does anybody know...
  10. R

    Pet Quail suddenly paralyzed in her legs

    I bought 2 female quails as pets roughly 2 months ago. It's currently winter here in Australia. She's been laying eggs on daily bases even though it's winter. The temperature outside at it's lowest at night is 6-8 degrees Celsius. She lives outside in a rabbit cage with 1 other female quail...
  11. ddanielle31

    Rooster Swollen eyes

    Looking for advice on our 2 yr old Mille rooster. Swollen conjunctiva, lesions (unsure if from him scratching). He is Eating & drinking. Separated him from the others & gave him liquid oral vitamins. Feet & legs look good. He's a sweet heart named Willie. .
  12. D

    Respiratory infection. Need medicine dosage advice please.

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and to chicken keeping. My husband's father died a few months back and we took in his flock of 11 chickens - 5 bantams, 2 gold lines, 3 lavenders and a Maran. The Maran is the boss of everyone and they all get on quite peacefully. We've had a warm week and the...
  13. joelysilkie

    Poorly silkie hen...please help!!

    Hi, I have a very poorly silkie hen, I have only kept them for about 6-7 weeks and last Saturday (10 days ago) I noticed she was very off balance. I fed her water and yoghurt with a pipette until Monday when I noticed she had gotten worse so I decided to remove her from the flock just in case...
  14. Dawn S

    Help! Broody hen, but maybe sick also (?) and weird behavior in sister hen

    We have two four year old chickens who have been raised together - a Black Sex Link (Buttercup) and a Barred Rock (Sami). They have both been laying eggs still, getting about 4 - 5 eggs a week between them and both have the same egg sizes (XL to Jumbo sized), but none in the last week to my...
  15. Dawn S

    Help! Broody hen, but maybe sick also (?) and weird behavior in sister hen

    We have two four year old chickens who have been raised together - a Black Sex Link (Buttercup) and a Barred Rock (Sami). They have both been laying eggs still, getting about 4 - 5 eggs a week between them and both have the same egg sizes (XL to Jumbo sized), but none in the last week to my...
  16. nobakecheezcake

    We lost one of our two silkies last night, at 11 weeks old

    We got two white silkie hens 6 weeks ago, and lost the smaller one last night, but we're not sure why. When we first got them, we kept them in the house with a heat lamp for the first 3 weeks, until it was regularly above 65 outside and they were better able to regulate their body temp. We then...
  17. MageofMist

    Quail suddenly laying down puffed up and breathing fast.

    I have a Chinese painted quail who is about 4 weeks old who suddenly fell ill without any sign of being sick beforehand, I heard it doing the "Whee" chirps quite loud and when I checked I saw it flopping along the cage floor trying to keep up with it's siblings and parents. I took it out and it...
  18. missmarielayne

    What killed my chick?

    I went out to feed our chicks this morning (we purchased them back in the middle of May) and one of them was dead. She had no wounds that I could see. This particular chick has a deformity of the beak, which we didn't notice when we purchased her, but it was crooked. The top went one direction...
  19. S

    eggbound, infection, or something else?

    I thought my hen might be eggbound because she seems to be disinterested in food, has not laid an egg today (she's one of our regular layers), is lackluster, and her abdomen seems swollen. Her abdomen is not hard, as I would expect it to be from what I have read if she were eggbound, so I'm not...
  20. QuailyQuails

    Unable to Identify Illness in Quail

    I have 9 female Japanese quails in a large enclosure with two indoor sections and two outdoor sections. They are just over a year old and I have not experienced any issues until this weekend. Yesterday morning I woke up to one dead quail and another one lying on her side shaking. I immediately...
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