Emergency chicken comb dark and lethargic not sure what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Azchicken91, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Azchicken91

    Azchicken91 In the Brooder

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    image.jpg Ive had my chicken for 2 years now and we live in arizona. For the past 2 days shes been lethargic and not eating. Heavy breathing and now her comb is to the side and turning blueish purple. Im worried about her Ive been reading threads and gave her Benadryll she felt better yesterday but today shes just staying in one spot. Im worried need advice please.
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I'm going to request that your thread be moved to the ER forum.
     
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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  4. Azchicken91

    Azchicken91 In the Brooder

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    Thank you im new to this so not sure how to post there
     
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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrateBest wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join us! :welcome
    I've moved your thread to the Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures section, I think you'll receive more assistance there :)
     
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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    That's okay.
    A purple comb is usually a sign of poor circulation.
    Good luck with her.
     
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  9. staceyj

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    I too would be suspect of a serious circulatory issue however you did say Arizona so I’m todsing this out there for thoughts.

    Is there any chance she’s been stung by a scorpion?
    We lived in Tucson for a few years and although I didn’t have chickens then, we did have other pets and I hated those things.

    In chickens it can cause respiratory difficulty/insufficiency and extreme lethargy/ almost paralysis.

    I’m reading on old threads that ordinary Benadryl (25 mg dissolved in a little water or 1 ml of the children’s version helped some birds get through it but it was a rough couple of days.
     
  10. Azchicken91

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    I gave her children's Benadryll 5ml. Ive never even seen a scorpion in the area I live. So i dont think its a scorpion sting. If so the Benadryll would help I hope. Im just worried about her white tail used to be so active and curious and loved to cuddle. I love her so much I hope she doesnt leave me and her family.
     
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