drooped comb and sick*UPDATED WITH PICTURES please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ryansmommy83, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. ryansmommy83

    ryansmommy83 Out Of The Brooder

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    my leghorn thats always been perfectly healthy now will not come out of her little nest and I dont think shes broody but her comb fell limp to the side and she has poop all over her butt. she doesnt look good. I know shes young and she has been laying but since she started acting like this for the past 4 days she hasent laid anything this is all shes done for 4 days is just lay there. please give me any suggestions that you may have please !
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  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like coccidiosis. It's common this time of year, and egg production suffers greatly from it. How old is she? It wouldn't hurt to treat her and the rest of your birds for it even if she doesn't have cocci.
     
  3. ryansmommy83

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    how do i treat them ?
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With a coccidostat (Dimethox, Corid, Amprolium, Sulmet, etc, you can buy them at your feed store),

    or naturally with Apple Cider Vinegar, Slippery Elm Powder, Whey Powder, green treats, apple, and dairy products.

    If she's really bad, I'd go with option 1, if she's ok, try naturally.
     
  5. ryansmommy83

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    she wont eat anything though , Ive had her in a box alone and she hasnt ate anything in two days i even gave her some lettace and shes normally a feened for it. any other suggestions ?
     
  6. ryansmommy83

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    help please ? I dont want my husband to cull her but i dont know what else to do
     
  7. harv681

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    Start the medication, dilute it in water and syringe feed her--ask for directions where you buy it.
     
  8. mypicklebird

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    Leghorns don't usually go broody, it is not in their nature- they are egg laying machines. Go to the top of this section of the forum and answer the questions on what info to post with- it would be very helpful to better answer your question.
    Food, age, setup, what have you tried, what is your budget, ect.
    Quick questions to answer for sure- what do you feed (do you have oyster shell out?), new birds brought in or have you moved her recently, when did she last lay an egg, is she pooping, have you picked her up and inspected her for mites/lice, crop size, vent ect?
     
  9. ryansmommy83

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    Quote:shes on lay crumbles with alot of lettace and veggie snacks
    Ive tried the apple cider vinegar and apples and milk
    she was in a huge coop only allowed to free range while my husband or I are outside so about an hour a day
    I dont have oyster shell out
    as far as budget theres none
    she was just moved to my home last week on monday
    she laid her last egg 4 days ago
    she hasnt had a bowel movement
    no lice mites or other visable bugs ( i combed her over very close)
    crop size ????
    vents pink
    as far as age i have no idea she was previously abandoned
     
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  10. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With a coccidostat (Dimethox, Corid, Amprolium, Sulmet, etc, you can buy them at your feed store),

    or naturally with Apple Cider Vinegar, Slippery Elm Powder, Whey Powder, green treats, apple, and dairy products.

    If she's really bad, I'd go with option 1, if she's ok, try naturally.

    Can you explain more as to how to treat with Apple Cider Vinegar? Do you add it to their water?
     

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