Chicken illness

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by themomathome, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. themomathome

    themomathome New Egg

    Oct 25, 2011
    Hi. My name is Kathy and my family and I are recent (5 months) owners of chickens: 3 Barred Rocks, 3 R.I. Reds, 1 Dorking, 1 Golden Lace Wyandotte and 1 Ameraucana. All are well except the Ameraucana. Yesterday she started acting odd - keeping to herself, tail down, droopy. There are feces in the coop that are runny, with what looks like white and yellow mucus and pink lumps in it. Since the others are active and acting normal, we are assuming that these belong to her. We thought as she is at an age to start laying, that she might be egg-bound, so we took her out last night and gave her a warm bath for about 1/2 hour. She seemed relaxed and comfortable there. After making sure that she was thoroughly dry, we put her back in with the others. There were 2 beige,soft-shelled broken eggs in the coop this morning, but I think that they might be the early attempts by the 5 month old Barred Rocks as the R.I. Reds have been laying for the past week; their eggs have been fine. We've seen no evidence of blue or green tinted eggs anywhere in the coop or in the grass of their run.
    If anyone has any suggestions or advice, we would be most grateful.
    Thank you.
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try the search option with the key words of the illness. Hope they get better.
    [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. kjpuggles3

    kjpuggles3 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2011
    [​IMG] im soo sorry about your chicken. Im even newer than you are (two days) so im no help in the "how to fix my chicken" part, but if you post a topic under the Emergencies, illnesses, etc. department you might have better luck! [​IMG] Good luck with you eggs! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Welcome! [​IMG]
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Glad you are here, I am sure you can find some good advice, good luck.
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] and welcome to BYC [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by