Another chicken acting sick after one died suddenly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by starchicky, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puffed up, not drinking, didn't fight me at all when I picked her up. She's inside, on a heating pad now. Other steps to take?

    Two weeks ago I had a wyandotte that is a year old die out of the blue. I put the other chickens on oxytetracyline antibiotic when I found only very dark lungs in the necroposy. Chickens were done with antibiotics a week ago.
     
  2. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Is her tail down. Have you checked her vent? She maybe trying to lay an egg.
     
  4. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Droopy tail
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Put a glove on and put vasoline on the finger and check to see if you feel an egg. Be very careful you dont want to bust the egg. If you feel an egg put her in a little warm water and let her soak to see if she lays it. Make sure her vent is in the water.
     
  6. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got 5mL of water down. She may have had diarrhea
     
  7. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll check. I did get the right number of eggs today
     
  8. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    ok let me know.
     
  9. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no egg, no blood
     
  10. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    that's good. Do you have nutridrench or electrolites to give her? I would keep her warm and in the house and see how she does. Try and get her to eat something too. Good luck I hope she pulls through this.
     
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