Cuckoo Maran is dying :( (Update)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggCentric, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took it to the vet twice. She is really skinny, runny poop and won't eat anything but tiny pieces of bread. I've tried oatmeal, boiled eggs and cat food. I have water that has electrolytes and vitamins in it and have gotten her to drink some. She just lays there with her eyes closed. Vet gave her antibiotic shots, but she just keeps getting worse. Any ideas? Vet has no idea what is wrong with her.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    i hope she fells better tell her i said "i hope you fell better"
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    aww. How long has she been like this?
     
  4. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For about 4 days now. She didn't start being this lethargic until this morning though.

    If she dies, this will be my first loss [​IMG]
     
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  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
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    I've had a hen that has been sick for awhile now. She's a lot better than she was when she first got sick. I moved her into an isolation cage and even let her free range in the day time (the others dont free range yet, they have before, when we build the new coop they'll be able to). She got special privilages. She was really thin then. I then put her in the barn and in the pen with the pymy goats. They got along. Only bad thing was they wouldnt stop eating all her food, so I fed her seperate. She improved in about a month so I moved her back in the chicken pen. She's still a little on the thin side, but she has shown improvement and has a great appetite.
    My best wishes for your chicken. I hope she takes a good turn.
    Just cross your fingers and hope for the best.
     
  6. karen

    karen Out Of The Brooder

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    How is she doing?
    I am thinking of you all and understand how you feel.
     
  7. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have her in my house in a dog crate, dark and near a heater. I couldn't let her out, she doesn't have the energy, or maybe the will, to walk. Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hope she pulls through. We are kind of in the same boat. My BR Lexie is in the bsmt brooder. After a months long molt where she was just more and more naked, but still laying daily, she finally quit laying three weeks ago. With some AviaCharge, extra protein, staying indoors in the really frigid nights, she was getting her feathers back, but I found her yesterday sitting on the roost, breathing very hard. (no congestion or discharge and her eyes are bright)She may have an egg issue, coming back into lay. Her abdomen seems a bit swollen, although she still eats, drinks and poops, she seems very uncomfortable, her breathing is labored, and I'm extremely worried. Like you, she is part of my original flock, very special to me and I'd be devastated to lose her. I've never lost any, either. Let's hope we both have better news tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  9. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cynthia, I'll add your girl to my thoughts this evening.
     
  10. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    My chickens love raw eggs, maybe your can try that
     

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