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Barred Rock Pullet very Ill with back abscess

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jynuine, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Jynuine

    Jynuine Out Of The Brooder

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    We transfered some of our pullets we had seperated from the flock into the flock last night and this morning one of our barred rook pullets looke close to death. She Is barely standing, very weak- not eating or drinking and is sleepy.

    I brought her in and gave her some electrolytes and my daughter put her in her lap as she did school. She felt a large bump up on her back near her neck and there was a scabby dried bloody wound there that is knotted up under the skin. I'm worried she has an infection and is dying. What kind of antibiotics should I look at or is it too late?
     
  2. Jynuine

    Jynuine Out Of The Brooder

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    Well she passed. It was a hard thing to catch because it was below the feathers. Poor barred rock :(
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Jynuine

    Jynuine Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. It was really fast- literally within 24 hours. This whole last batch of chickens have not done well and have expired for various reasons out of the blue, and as Pullets. For a week we were losing 1 pullet a day. Our Jersey Giants seem sucsceptable to sickness or issues, I have found whereas our cornish at the same age have done fine. None of them have been sick.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014

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