blue comb..not active..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by petchickenlover, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a chicken that has a blueish colored comb, she in not active, and when i went our there a moment ago she was shaking. i put her under the heat lamp and she stop shaking but she seems unbalanced- is there anything i can do?
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Bring her to a warm dark place in a box or cage away from other birds. I would give her some electrolyts in her water and feed some scrambled egg or yogurt. she probably has frost bite and the comb will turn black in a few days.
     
  3. If the comb is completely blue, you may have a disease going on.
    Isolate the bird, give it warmth however you can and keep it
    inactive and feed yogurt, starter and/or cat food.

    Keep the bird hydrated and make sure it is drinking, important.
    If not you will need to give the bird water by dropper.
     
  4. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not completely blue- i will try some of these things
     
  5. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright never mind..she is almost gone
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sounds like a heart ailment & circulation problems. So sorry to hear that you're losing her.
     
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue would suggest to me ( a novice) a circulation problem too.
     
  8. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately sounds like heart. Chances are you cannot help. When a human has a heart problem, aspirin will help them because of the blood thinning capabilities. Maybe try some aspirin water for her if she is not too far gone. Best wishes to you and her.
     
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    check for ticks too... be surprised what they can and will do
     
  10. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's to far gone i think...[​IMG]
     

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