9wk old glw bantam is weak, unstable, and feels light

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haleyluna, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. haleyluna

    haleyluna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls were all ok this morning, but when i went out to feed after getting home from work just now, my banty wyandotte hen (9wks) was walking slow and wobbly. i went to pet her and she fell over. when i picked her up, she felt very light, not my usual fat lil butterball. she ate and drank fine, and i brought her in anyway, where she's still eating and drinking. anyone have an idea what could be wrong with her? i can't seem to find anything injury wise.
     
  2. haleyluna

    haleyluna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her wings are dropped, too.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    check her bum.....is she stopped up? Has she pooed?? Whats that look like?
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'd do a faecal and have it checked for worms too.
     
  5. haleyluna

    haleyluna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poop looks fine to me. she's even skinnier feeling today, even though she's been eating. can i just have a normal vet do a fecal?
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Yes, any vet can do a fecal. Sounds like you better hurry and get that done. If she is still loseing weight. Also, there may be a chance all of the chickens have worms, in which case you will need to medicate them all. Good luck, and let us know what the vet says.
     

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