A mysterious, quick progression Is there anything I can do to save her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GardenGal, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One morning a week ago Dixie was completely normal. In the afternoon she had acquired a limp. We had a chicken with a limp before so I wasn't too worried. Then her limp went away and she started moulting. Then she went into what I learned is a hard moult. She seemed to be off her food a bit, but I read that was often the case. She also had terrible diarrhea. Now she hasn't eaten for a day and a half and I'm so worried she won't make it.

    None of the other chickens have been affected so I don't think it's viral. I just can't imagine what is going on, and I love my little girl so much. If anyone has an idea, or has experienced something like this, I would so much appreciate your input.
     
  2. FlyHigher

    FlyHigher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be nutritional deficiencies?
    Try give her some poly vi sol. Hope it can help.
     
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tip. Couldn't hurt, anyway!

    Update: She's down and eating this morning!!!! I'm so relieved. Definitely going to spike her water though.

    Sure grateful for BYC!
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012

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