8 month old pullet lost interest in roosting, eating, drinking- six others seemingly not infected

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chikinlovin, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Chikinlovin

    Chikinlovin New Egg

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    I have 7 pullets all together. They are egg layers and I've had them since they were chicks. Mornings ago I noticed one pullet did not leave the roost when I brought scraps out. Later I noticed it just hunched on floor of coop. This morning it was in a nesting box but this evening while six others were roosting it was sitting on floor. All seven were once laying but now only four with darker days and colder weather. I am thinking this is an infection from unclean and slightly crowded conditions. I will be disinfecting everything tomorrow. I never expected having 7 at this point. So I am weary of them all doing well together. Do I think this is an infection and treat with corid? Do I treat all of the chickens. I do not have a lot of options available but I want to do what is right for the chickens. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Chikinlovin

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    UPDATE... I've cleaned the coop entirely. We've had a lot of wet conditions lately. The ill pullet passed away today while I was cleaning. I had placed her under a warm light in a nesting box while I cleaned, but she didn't last long. The other chickens all seem fine. I haven't done any sort of treatment with them. Is this isolated? I never found blood in stool, but the ill pullet did have a lot of white liquid/diarrhea seemingly leaking out. Any one have any ideas? Am getting ready for winter and want happy chickens!
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Chikinlovin

    Chikinlovin New Egg

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    She looked mostly normal... I thought maybe her comb was getting a little shriveled. But she didn't eat/drink for a few days either. She was hunched for the two days prior.
     
  5. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would treat the flock for coccidiosis just to be safe.
     

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