Chicken puffed up-red eyes-barely standing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Galadriel, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Galadriel

    Galadriel New Egg

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    Help! We lost a chicken a few days ago to these same symptoms. The one that's sick is one of our tiny flock of three now. She is several months old, red sex-link (golden comet), not yet laying and she doesn't have a full comb yet. She has her wings out to keep her balance, which she's barely keeping. She's all puffed up, eyes closed most of the time. We were hoping her crop was impacted, so tried flushing it out with olive oil and then baking soda and water, but to no effect. Her eyes are also red and usually they're orange. She has only pooped once this morning.

    Any ideas? I don't think we can afford a vet visit [​IMG] We've had chickens for years and never any illnesses til this week. The last chicken only lasted a few hours.
     
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  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At her age I would suspect coccidiosis. Here is a thread with information on symptoms and treatment. You can also search this site for additional information. If this is indeed what she has, it is important to treat her promptly. I'm hoping someone with more experience than I will come along and comment as well. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7735784
     
  3. Galadriel

    Galadriel New Egg

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    Thanks, unfortunately she was dead before you posted [​IMG] I will read your link in hopes that it can help me keep from losing the remaining half of our flock!
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry you weren't able to help her [​IMG]
     

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