Chronic weight loss :-(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tanya34, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Tanya34

    Tanya34 New Egg

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    She's an Australorpe laying hen +/- 8 months old and her chest is sunken, her black feathers have strange white flecks and she doesn't move around much. She's stopped eating and drinking. We've been using a sports bottle and various vitamin/salt solution to keep her going. We de-flead all the chickens 2 months ago and last week. She's been inside for 2 days now. She also seems a bit lopsided. Please help! Any advice would be great!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Tanya34

    Tanya34 New Egg

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    Hi! Thanks for the prompt response. Just checking the product details....
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    So sorry about your baby. Definitely stop by our emergency section for more help. I hope you can get her back to good health soon. (hugs)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry your Australorp hen is ill. X3 on posting on our Emergency section. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your hen recovers soon. Good luck.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X4 on the emergency area. Hope your bird recovers!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like she really needs to be seen by a vet.
     
  8. Tanya34

    Tanya34 New Egg

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    Hi. Sorry I didn't get back to you but I've been offline and v busy. My hen had an upper respiratory infection that was chronic and had reached her lungs. RIP precious chicken. The vet said he couldn't save her [​IMG] Kids and I have been so sad. At least we got meds for the others as it's contagious.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm so sorry about the loss of your hen. It's always sad to lose one of our flock. Be sure and give the meds to the others. Good luck with the rest of your flock.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Oh, I am so sorry you lost her. It is never easy to lose them. I hope your heavy heart can heal soon. [​IMG]
     

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