2nd chicken sick now! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bragabit, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    The first one in the flock to get this was a young rooster. Now my older Silver spangled Hamburger has the same symptoms

    looks swollen (everywhere)
    walks slow
    Tucks head into body (like when they sleep)
    Poopy butt
    won't eat
    keeps opening and closing beak
    some feather loss (more than normal)
    non reactive (hamburg lets me approach thats abnormal for her)

    The rooster that had this got culled last month, we worried he would infect the flock. I would love any suggestions if there is a way to cure it.
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Were they vaccinated as chicks? If yes what were they vaccinated for? Any other symptoms? Closed eyes, 'stuffy' sounds when breathing. What does her poops look like? Regarding her feather loss......are there pin feathers where the feathers fell out or just holes? Is she growing replacements or not?

    Seperate her from the others. Hopefully only she is ill.
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    What is the age? Have they been wormed? Have you checked for lice or mites? What is their diet, specifically? Do they free range? What type and size coop and bedding? Any chance they could have gotten into moldy food, fungus, standing water or puddles, rotted vegetation, maggots, etc?
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    The symptoms you describe SCREAM mites/lice to me, treat ASAP or the bird will die. At the very least bathe the bird to get most of them off the bird (using a flea/tick shampoo would be better as it will kill any that don;t wash off--most are active for at least a week--some for a full month.

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