Have a leghorn not sure what is wrong with her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buff, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. buff

    buff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of my sick chicken. I am not sure what is wrong with her but here is some problems I have noticed about her. She always seems cold, she use to get up on the roosts every night until just the past 3 days. I have to help her get on the roost. She also you get up on the feeder to eat and now she can't. She tries to but just can't jump up anymore. I have to help her get up on the feeders and help her to go outside and back in the coop at night. None of my other chickens seem to be acting like her at all. But I was hoping someone could help me try to figure out what is wrong with her. She still eats and drinks, stills comes when I take treats out to them. But I have watch because she will get stepped on by the other chickens, she can't move very fast. She sleeps alot and stays in one place alot. Seems very weak and when I pick her up to help her outside or where ever she wants to go and I set her back down she has trouble getting her footing like her legs are weak also. Please if anyone could help me figure out what is wrong with her and how to fix her or if she even can be fixed. I hope these pictures help tell anything about her and in the one picture you can see another one of my leghorns and looks fine compared to her. Anyone Please help me. I have been reading and looking up info trying to figure out what is wrong with her and I can't seem to find any diesease that discribes her symtpoms.
     
  2. clavesd

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    How old is she?
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. buff

    buff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is approximately 3 years old. She is the same age as the other leghorn you can see in the picture. Her comb is real limp and pink instead of red she is getting weaker and the other chickens are starting to pick on her so I put her in her own box that they can't touch her anymore. I was wandering also if anyone could tell me could she have been getting sick or just weak from being attacked by a hawk this past summer. I actually chased a hawk off of my leghorns and they just come running to me when they would see me even if a hawk had a hold of them. They would get away, but could they get some injures that I could not see. (internally) Because I would check them over that night once they got on the roost to see how bad that hawk hurt them. I had one that had punctures on its head (3 holes) I am not sure if a dog had a hold of it or a hawk did. But tried to fix up best I could and she seemed ok.
     
  6. buff

    buff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to thank you for the website. The symptoms of coccidiosis describes exactly what my leghorn is acting like. But I didn't think they could get this disease when they got older. But thank you again. for I got stuff to help. hopefully I didn't get it in her to late and that she will come out of this.[​IMG]
     
  7. Chickenaddict

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    I had a bantam leghorn who did the same thing, I am pretty confident she was an internal layer and ended up passing away. She stood all puffed out and lifeless like yours in the pic, went on for just a few short days. If she had coccidosis you would see bloody poo. Is her abdomen hard like there is an egg stuck in there? You could try giving her a warm soak in the tub and massage her belly to help her try and pass the egg if this is the case.
     
  8. buff

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    I just separated her from the rest of the flock I will check her poop and I will also feel to see if her abdomen is hard and if is I will try that. She has looked this for at least a week but she was still getting around ok, getting on the roost, eating, drinking and going outside. It was just in these last 4 days now that she can't get up on the roost or go outside but she is still eating and drinking. She is getting to weak to fight back when the other hens peck at her. She doesn't seem to mind being penned up away from the rest. How long was it is before your bantam leghorn passed? Sorry to hear about that. If it is an egg stuck and I could get her to pass it does that mean it will always be hard for her to lay eggs or once she would pass this egg if that is the problem that she will be fine and lay eggs with no problem?
     
  9. featherz

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    I had one just like this. She was an internal layer. Got better a few times, but I finally had to cull her. /sniff. She laid only for a few months before going poofy and ill looking. I did necropsy her enough to know that she had that 'cooked egg' stuff in her abdomen, so I made the right call, sad as it was. I also thought cocci at first, and tried corid and various other things.
     
  10. Chickenaddict

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    Quote:From the time I found pearl standing by herself out in the yard it was about 3-4 days til she died. With production breeds this is far more common then one would think. It was really sad to loose pearl as she was my sweetest girl. I tried everything frantically to try and save her but even my best efforts weren't good enough. I do hope yours pulls thru for you.
     

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