HELP--Chicken down--Listless--Extreme Diarrhea-I think Bloated too

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandrastephrns1, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. sandrastephrns1

    sandrastephrns1 New Egg

    Sep 26, 2013
    1) Americana...One year old
    2) Laying down, eyes closed, labored breathing
    3) 2 hours
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. no
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Yesterday tomatoes and veggies, layena, corn
    8) How does the poop look? Very Runny? No blood sign
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? None

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? I want to devote myself to healing her. Willing to go to vet to learn whats needed. Willing to spend what it takes.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. She is in our "sick room" large dog pen with hay, I made her a bowl of chicken pellets, milk, yogurt and blue berries.
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    When ( if ever ) did you last treat them for lice/mites and de-worming?

    She may be egg bound... may be worthwhile bathing her in warm water, keep her warm indoors and in a darkened place... ensure she drinks water..if she is reluctant, drip some water onto her beak, she should open her beak and take some. Try feeding her scrambled egg, tuna fish or something tempting to eat.

    Hopefully somebody here will suggest other ideas too.

    Good luck!

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