Hello! I need help figuring out what is wrong......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Vici, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Vici

    Vici New Egg

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    One of our hens is sick, of that I'm certain... I just don't know what it is, so I don't know how to help her.
    She's 2-3 year old barred rock. I noticed a couple weeks ago that she was walking around with her mouth open, panting, and that her comb and waddle look very, very pale pink. I tried making sure she ate, and that her crop wasn't clogged, since we had that issue before. Now, her comb and waddles are still pale, she walks sort of hunched over, squinting, and doesn't drink much. She eats, but she refuses to drink. She's lost weight, and she sneezed just a few minutes ago... That's when I decided I had to ask for help. What I tried isn't really working, and I need to help her. I know respiratory issues can kill birds fairly quickly, and I don't know how to figure out exactly what's wrong, or how to deal with it.
     
  2. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd isolate her ASAP

    Hope someone has an answer for you, but anyway welcome to BYC
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sorry your hen is off. When was she last wormed? What was used? Listen to her lungs under a wing, for wheezing or noises....... If you hear noises then you can treat with Tylan 50, 1/2 cc injected under loose skin on back/neck meet. For worming I recommend liquid Safeguard first.
     
  4. Vici

    Vici New Egg

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    Thank you for the welcome! [​IMG] It's an amazing site... One of our other barred rock hens just hatched chicks today... so I decided to isolate her primarily out of worry for them. I figured the little ones would be more susceptible to whatever she's got.
    As far as when she was last wormed, I'm not sure. My parents handled that sort of thing while I was away at school, I believe... I'm not certain though. I'd have to ask them tomorrow. I didn't think it was gape worm, since it didn't seem to match up the symptoms all the way... When I get up in about six hours I'll listen to her breathing for any odd sounds. Thank you very much for the guidance.
     

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