Dearly Beloved Sick Chicken! Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by safarichick101, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a faverolle hen who is about 1 1/2 years old.


    She just whent through a drastic moult, lost so many feathers that I

    thought one of them was attacked! Feathers are still ruffled and un neat.

    Her comb is small and pale pink. It used to be bright red.

    There is crusty greenish discharge around her vent. Making the feathers below it soiled.

    Her droppings are large and and not diareah ish.

    She has been sleeping on the ground lately, but before hand she was sleeping on the nesting shelf. She has 5 toes like a silkie, so we thought it was just more comfortable for her to sleep on a flat surface instead of a roost.


    Please help my dearly beloved chicken, Laurel.
     
  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    take a look at BYC member rimshoes pages there is a lot of info on chicken illnesses
     
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Have you added any vitamins to her food/water? I would give vitamins to help with recovery from the heavy molt, but I'm not sure which ones are the best - would need to research.
     
  4. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm sorry, but where would you get vitamins for that sort of thing. I've never seen them in Coap or tractor supply, or country store. do you have to order them online?
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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