Depressed EE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jay E., Dec 6, 2017.

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  1. Jay E.

    Jay E. Chirping

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    We have a 9 month old EE hen, not for sure on weight. About a week and half ago seemed to get depressed (we thought). She has withdrawn from rest of flock, doesn't go into the coop at night. She eats and drinks barely. She didn't even move today. We've checked for mites, bugs, and nothing. Her vent is getting a little messy. Not very responsive. Haven't seen her poop. None of our other chickens have these symptoms, no trauma to her. We just got and started treatment for possible worms. Gave her the water & Wazine with syringe. Will start with electrolyte water.
     

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Has she ever laid eggs, and if she has is she still laying? Can you offer her some wet chicken feed, made fresh daily, and add a little chopped egg and a tsp of plain yogurt for probiotics, and some poultry electrolytes with vitamins? Poultry NutriDrench or Poultry Cell are good brands, and can be given orally 2-3 ml daily. Can you pick her up and feel her breatbone to see if she has lost weight? Does she have any swelling in her lower belly? How does her crop feel—empty, somewhat full, hard, or puffy?
     
  3. aart

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    ChicksInCT In the Brooder

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    Hope this little girl got better. We had a similar problem a year ago and took her to the vet. They checked for a stuck egg but that wasn't it. They put her on extra calcium and an antibiotic and it seemed to perk her right up. Hope you found something to make her better.
     
  5. Jay E.

    Jay E. Chirping

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    micstrachan and sourland like this.
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep, thread could have been moved by clicking the 'report' icon and asking to be moved.
    There's more info in that other thread, why I linked them.
    No worries.
     
  7. Jay E.

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    Sorry, still learning, how to use thread. Just worried about our sons chicken.
     
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  8. Jay E.

    Jay E. Chirping

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    Sadly we lost our Chirp. She was still hanging on this morning when we took children to school. By time husband and I got home from errands she had passed.
    Now a new question how to disinfect a coop, were still not for sure what made her sick.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So sorry. :(

    It would be hard to know if she died of something contagious unless you had a necrospy done so you could know what it was and how to proceed. Many state vets will do them for free, not sure what state you are in. Even if she did, the other birds have already been exposed so disinfecting is most likely moot. Just keep a close eye on others and maybe do some research about vets if you want to go that route.
     
  10. Jay E.

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    Thank You. We're in Washington.
     

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