Fever in a chicken??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sred98, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I've got a kid of weird question...How can you tell if a chicken has a fever? My Dark Cornish is eating well, and she layed her egg today, but she feels hot on her feet. Even when she comes in from outside. She did have me worried earlier, when she fell over sideways a couple of times. But when I scooped her up, she acted fine. Her poop is fine, no nasal discharge or sneezing, wheezing, anything. There is no evidence of mites or any other parasites. She looks healthy. She just seems a little warm on her feet, and then that falling episode. She layed her egg after the falling over, so I am wondering if she was just sleepy when she was grooming herself?

    I've moved her into the garage to stay warm, but am really worried about her! I can't find anything wrong, so does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Shelly
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I'd be concerned about the falling over thing. Hopefully someone will come along that has some advise for you.

    Penny
     
  3. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thanks for the reply. She hasn't fallen over since this morning, and still acts ok, but has really hot feet. I am really worried about her. Her crop is emptying and filling ok. I just can't find anything wrong with her! But, I really think she's got a fever. I'll see how she is in the morning. I may call the vet and ask about checking the temperature of a bird, (he does exotics) and just not tell him it isn't a parrot! LOL!

    I was really hoping someone on here would have some experience with it, or know what to do...?

    Shelly
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Did you ever find out how to tell if she has a fever? I'd be interested to know as well.

    Thanks,
    Penny
     

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