Collapsed hen- stringy mucus in the mouth HELP!!

jesse6598

Hatching
9 Years
Nov 10, 2010
5
0
7
My husband just found our 3 year old female Rhode Island Red, Reba, laying on her side. She is extremely lethargic. Her legs seemed uninjured so I tried to stand her up but she couldn't stay up herseIf. She can hardly keep her eyes open. I can't see any injury except that there is a bone that seems out of place between her legs and well beneath her breast bone, so its not that. I opened her mouth and it is full of stringy phlegm. She won't eat anything but I am going to try to rinse her mouth out and see if I can get her to drink. I didn't notice anything unusual yesterday and the other eight birds all seem fine now. Any ideas about what may be going on with her or what I could try would be much appreciated. We only realized her condition an hour ago and I'm not sure she is going to make it through the night. Thank you for any advice.
 

jesse6598

Hatching
9 Years
Nov 10, 2010
5
0
7
Reba past away. i tried clearing the mucus out. It was thick, sticky and amber colored. It was coating the inside of her beak. She still wouldn't drink but she seemed to have a bit more energy because she spread her wings but still wasn't resisting like she normally would have. She pooped right before I put her in the bed I'd made. It was mostly yellow clear liquid. As soon as I laid her in the bed she started convulsing and she was gasping for air. I tried to help her but it was no use. More of the mucus had come out during her struggle for air. Does anyone know what could have caused this. I am heart broken by Reba's death but am terrified of my other girls getting sick. I have already scrubbed their water bins with vinegar but I'm not sure what else I should do. I live really close to UC Davis so I'm going to contact them to see if they will be able to figure out the cause.
 

tbroui

Hatching
6 Years
Aug 30, 2013
7
0
9
My RIR has the exact same symptoms right now. Started today. Does anybody have any info on this that might help save her???
 

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