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Emergencies / Diseases and Cures"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DAVENCHRIS, May 23, 2008.

  1. DAVENCHRIS

    DAVENCHRIS New Egg

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    HI, I WOKE UP THIS AM AND WENT OUT TO VISIT MY LADIES. RAMBETTE, WAS CURLED UP IN A CORNER AND WOULD NOT COME OUT. WHEN I PICKED HER UP HER ONE FOOT WAS ALL CURLED UP BUT I CAN STRAIGHTEN IT OUT AND IT DOES NOT HURT HER. I REALLY THING SHE WAS BEAT UP BY THE OTHER LADIES. HERE'S THE ?? SHE IS A RHODE ISLAND RED. ON EACH SIDE OF HER NECK ARE RED SLITS, CLEAN CUT NOT RAGGED AND HER FACE IS VOID OF MOST FEATHERS AND VERY RED. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS?

    CHRIS
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It sounds like she got beat up and plucked by another chicken.


    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]

    You should change the title of your thread using the edit feature as it is not a description of the problem with your chicken in order to get better responses.

    On a friendly note - Typing in all caps makes it difficult to read your post. On internet forums typing in caps is equal to shouting at people. I know you aren't shouting and being rude but that is the way some people may intepret it. Also some people don't even bother to try and read posts typed all in caps because it causes visual problems.
     
  3. DAVENCHRIS

    DAVENCHRIS New Egg

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    I thought that what had happened. Hopefully she'll be ok. Also, I forgot about the caps thing but i am a horrible typer and I type faster like that. bit thanks for the reminder;) Chris
     
  4. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, can someone please give me a list of chicken diseases and fungi that my pet chook might get. im worried about he because she might already have gapeworm and i need cures for all diseases she might get. Please Help!!
     
  5. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a pet chicken, and you are that worried, you need to find an avian veterinarian who can diagnose and treat "all diseases she might get."
    Here is a link to an incomplete list.

    http://www.avianweb.com/chickendiseases.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  6. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster? Spurs can cut up a hen pretty bad when breeding. Hens can be pretty mean too. If she's bleeding it is best to separate her in a crate with food, water and bedding until she's healed.
     
  7. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou so much tellynpeep. That really helps. One more question.... i have a leghorn chick around 10 weeks old (still very young) and of course, very vulnerable. what diseases is she most likely to get being very young.
     
  8. tminer

    tminer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a young layer who has been listless and hiding in her nesting box for about a week. She comes out in the morning but then spends the whole day in her box. She stopped laying. She seems to be shaking (its not cold in my coop, we have a heat lamp and a wood stove in the garage attatched to the coop) and makes little poping noises. No runny nose and poop is normal. I feed thm a good diet and have added vitamin powder to their water. Today I quarantined her. No othet birds seem sick.
    There have been a bunch of posts on the local site about Coryza going around and I got a new bird in the fall from a random person but it isn't the sick bird.
    I've made an apointment to have a post mortem done on her at the local lab on wednesday (no she isn't dead yet) if I can't figure this out as I'm scared to have to cull the entire flock if it's something bad.
    Any guesses, ideas?
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would rule out her being broody first. Broodies may stare off into space as if in a trance. Pick her up and see if she has plucked her chest and belly feathers out. When you pick her up and set her away from the nest, does she put her tail feathers up in an inverted V, and cluck all the way back to her nest or the feeder? Broodies may lay huge smelly green poops once or twice daily. Check inside her vent with one finger inserted an inch or two for a stuck egg. Could she be shaking from the cold weather? Coryza is a very serious respiratory disease and symptoms include thick yellow nasal secretions, coughing, wheezing, and a swollen eye with pus. According to most sources, it smells bad also.
     
  10. tminer

    tminer Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband did state that she smelled bad when he looked her over. I'll double check her in the morning but all her feathers were intact.
     

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