Bantam Chicken Dying in our arms help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kemperz, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Kemperz

    Kemperz New Egg

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    Hey all, just found your forum, my girlfirends mother owns 3 bantam chickens which are like family members to us all, there kept inside and treated as any other house hold pet, anyways her mother woke up this morning and one of the chickens has vomitited and pooped all over the house, shes incredibly weak and according to my gf's mother thats what happened before her last chickens died, the chicken is only 3 and the last ones that died were 10. we cant seem to find an animal hospital with any knowledge on what to do for the chickens, can we save her or is it just time for it to go? We truly love the chickens and would really like to hold on to them for a lot longer then we have, please help. Thanks
     
  2. chickensioux

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    3 is very young. I'm sorry you are having this problem. Can you give more info? What is it's diet? What does it's poop look like? Do they stay outside? Have they ever been dewormed? What kind of bedding are they on? We would love to help you but need more info.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like poison. I know you are low on time, source is important though, do you have anything moldy she might have ingested or is there anything in the house put down for killing rodents? Houseplants can poison chickens too.
     
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  4. Kemperz

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    Its diet consists of, laying pellets, hen scratch, also some human food, yogurt, peanut butter, lots of lettuce and greens, they also drink tea, one of there favourites, no theres no access to anything moldy and we never use poisons within the house, no the chickens never spend time outside, they are indoor only. her poops are really runny and shes pooping and vomiting like crazy, and as my gf's mother put it shes literally pooping out her mouth. They have not been dewormed , they sleep on pillows at the top of my gf's mother. any more info you need please ask and please answer quickly, thank you
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    She will dehydrate fast at this rate. Do you have electrolytes? If not put some very diluted gatorade in her water or in a pinch, a tiny amount of sugar. Get a diaper on her, make something or cage her on clean bedding.. You may need to offer the liquid with a dropper, drizzing over curve in beak, avoiding nares...what color are runny droppings?
     
  6. Kemperz

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    Droppings are a dark olive color, very runny, almost pure liquid with a very little amount of solids. We had some gatoraide at home and a dropper as well, so we are giving her very little amounts of that. Any reason why this is happening and is she gonna make it through?
     
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  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is my belief she has gotten into something. The electrolytes buy a little time but you need to figure out what it might be.

    Do you have any of that pink liquid used for child poisonings...I'm going to check and see if it can be used on chickens. Since she has runny manure and is vomiting, let's hope she has expelled most of the poison. Any fibres in her vomit?

    Checked and the kaopectate is not advised in cats but can be used in horses, dogs and livestock..
    Any blood in the droppings?

    Wondering if she has acute case of coccidiosis, in which case you need to treat the microorganism.
     
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  8. Kemperz

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    no not that we can see, and we dont have any of the pink liquid do you know were we could get some?
     
  9. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any blood in droppings?
     
  10. Kemperz

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    hey there, gf replied to the last post. I was talking with her mother and had said that the comon theme seemed to be that shes gotten into something poisonous and we she said that the two chickens she had before the 3 we have now did the exact same thing before having heart attacks and dying, but at the age of ten, is this a common way of chickens passing, or is it that they all ingested something poisonous at the time of death. Any who we will keep her hydrated with the diluted gator aid and gf's mom also wanted to know if a small bath would make her more comfortable or would it just worsen the case. thanks all.
     

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