First cold snap and now a 6month pullet is listless

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ElCerritoPlace, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're finally down to freezing at night and 40f during the day. But now one of my blue orpingtons is listless, droopy tail, not enthused about treats. Is it the weather or possibly something else?
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Check for mites/lice and check to see if there's diarrhea. Then reply with what you observed.
     
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  3. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No mites, no lice, no diarrhea. But she does have very little mutes stuck to her "skirt" and they are green. But I did just open up the garden to them so they've been eating a lot of greens.
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what you mean by mutes. Is the bird's crop emptying normally? Is it swollen and squishy or hard?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Does her abdomen feel hard or squishy? She could be egg bound.
     
  6. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mutes are poop. I don't know she's never laid an egg and her comb isn't that red, just kind of red.
     
  7. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is the bird?
     
  8. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months
     
  9. Martha Jensen

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    Granted I go a little over the top, but my birds have either a heat lamp or a heater in the coop for cold nights.
     
  10. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Treat water with Corid for 5-7 days. Use a treatment dose of 2tsp per gallon of water for 9.6% liquid Corid, or 1 tsp if you use 20% Corid powder. Let that be the only source of drinking water for the bird. After the last day of Corid treatment, use vitamin-electrolyte powder plus Probios dispersible powder in the water for 3 days. Let us know how the bird is doing during treatment. Do not give this water treatment if they are eating medicated feed. You shouldn't be since they are 6 months old. They should be on a lay ration.
     

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