Buff Orpington acting lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaygrim1228, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. kaygrim1228

    kaygrim1228 New Egg

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    We are new to having chichensa they are about 3 months old and the one in question was recently either mated with or had our rooster on top of her and now she is acting lethargic and staying away from all the other chickens and rooster. No discharge from what i can see. Any ideas what could be wrong with her? :(
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you bring her inside to a basket or a crate with food and water to watch her? She may have been injured by the rooster. I would make sure that she can stand, walk, and is taking fluids. Give her some chopped egg or tuna to tempt her to eat. Electrolytes or SaveAChick in the water may help. Watch her droppings for anything unusual. Hopefully, she is just scared.
     
  3. runt325

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  4. kaygrim1228

    kaygrim1228 New Egg

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    She ended up dying shortly after this. She was surround by yellowish watery vomit. Dont know what happened.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'm really sorry about your pullet. She may have suffered internal injuries from the rooster, but she also may have been possibly sick beforehand, and died from her illness. You could send her refrigerated body in to a poultry lab or the state vet for a necropsy to get a definite answer. Were there any wounds on her body from spurs or anything?
     
  6. kaygrim1228

    kaygrim1228 New Egg

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    No sores. Im just watching our others closely thank you so much for help. Being new at this is hard! Haha
     

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