Any help appreciated with my 2 sick girls

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mbranco20, May 30, 2016.

  1. mbranco20

    mbranco20 New Egg

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    A few days ago I noticed one of my older girls (tippy) not acting right. Her comb started dropping and when I let them out to roam the back yard she pretty much stayed within 20 feet of the coop and didn't move around. I isolated her and she ate a little bit of watermelon and bread the first day but now day 3 I am feeding her Gatorade and ground up chick food that I have made into a liquid. She holds it down but has had lots of diarrhea (which smells awful..sounds odd but it's almost a death smell) Any ideas on what I can do to help my sweet Tippy?

    My second hen I noticed yesterday wasn't her usual happy self (this is junior) I let them out to roam again and found her and hour later hiding under a bush and what looks as though she had thrown up, or was leaking fluid out of her beak. I isolated her and she will not eat or drink on her own, she seems starved because I am doing a small syringe with water and baby chick food made into a liquid and she keeps sticking her tongue out to try to get the liquid. (I am not sure if this is sour crop, she doesn't have a water balloon feeling in her crop, almost feels like hard)

    These girls are very spoiled pets and I hate to see them suffer. Any help would be appreciated very much.
     
  2. rbarker

    rbarker New Egg

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    One of my hens are acting like the first one you mentioned. I'm really worried about her. But I've never had a sick chicken so I have no idea what to do. I did give her a scrambled egg.
     
  3. mbranco20

    mbranco20 New Egg

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    I am going to try that first thing on the morning. My second chicken (JR) I believe has sour crop I turned her upside down and black water..,,came pour out of her mouth. I did that a couple of times and then gave her a probiotic mixed with a little Greek yogurt. I hope that helps.
     

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