Chicken Getting Pretty Bad Pretty Quick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kevan Grant, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Kevan Grant

    Kevan Grant New Egg

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    A few days ago we noticed one of our ex battery hens of about 3-5 years old seemed to have a cold, sneezing etc.
    Today she is lying down in the run, uninterested in food but will drink, her crest has become darkened to a bluey black and her back end is dirty, it feels like there is a build up of pooh in her rear end, she hasn't poohed for a while and the last she did was very watery, what can people recommend I personally can do right now for her?
    We don't think she's laid since she became ill and we keep them in a coop at night on perches.
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it sounds crazy but give her wine as much as u can give her, what this does is it is like you taking elaxitve but a lot quicker, ever drank a bottle of wine? most of the time you will be on the toilet for a while, hope this helps you out its worked for me several times,good luck.
     
  3. Kevan Grant

    Kevan Grant New Egg

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    She is incredibly sleepy and refuses to move, we washed her back end, her breathing sounds like she has a cold or a runny nose...
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you put food near her, especially "treats," will she eat???
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    If her comb is blue-black then she has a serious respiratory issue. If you are not willing/able to bring her to a vet then the kindest thing you can do is to euthanize her. She is suffering and is unlikely to recover with out veterinary intervention. I would also be concerned about her spreading a disease into the remaining flock. Respiratory diseases are notorious for being highly contagious. At the very least separate her out from the rest of your flock. I am sorry for your girl. She has not had an easy time with being an ex-battery hen. You are a good person for rescuing her.
     
  6. Kevan Grant

    Kevan Grant New Egg

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    Even when offered treats she refuses to eat, it does look like we'll need her put down [​IMG]
     
  7. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dull comb also indicates dehydration. Sounds like it's her time to go. Make sure you don't prolong the suffering.
     
  8. Rusty103

    Rusty103 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens went pale and looked sick just like yours but were 1 year old I lost them in 3 days every chicken in that pen.[​IMG]
     
  9. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:The link is broken. What did you have in mind?
     

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