2 Red Orphingtons.....squishy bellies and very ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CHICKA MOMMA, Aug 26, 2014.


    CHICKA MOMMA Chirping

    Nov 13, 2013
    In the past 3 months, I have lost 2 year and a half year old red orphingtons. I first noticed their combs were "pink" not red and slumped over. Within days, their bellies became enlarged and soft. I checkd both of them to see if they were egg bound and neither of them were. Their stool was foul smelling and green and they didn't move about the coop much. I made sure they were eating and drinking, but I would have to take them aside and sit with them individually to make them as I think they weren't able to do it themselves. Has this happened to anyone? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. farmlady1

    farmlady1 In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Randolph, KS
    I lost a leghorn over the weekend. Her belly was large and spongy and her poop smelled horrible and looked at times like runny scrambled eggs. My chick had egg yolk peritonitis. There is no cure for this. You should probably isolate the chicken from the rest so no one picks on her. You can try giving her antibotics and draining the fluid from her tummy, however, it is my understanding that this usually only prolongs the chicks life for so long. Good luck with your gal.

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