Help! I don't know what is wrong with my chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chilman, May 23, 2017.

  1. chilman

    chilman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my girl hopped out of her coop, fell to the ground and was not able to get up. She can't stand, walk, or balance herself. I brought her into the house and checked her out. There are no visible injuries. She does not seem to be in pain when I move her feet, legs, wings or press on her belly. She had some food in her crop yesterday. She has been pooping normally and no visible blood in her poop. At times she seems very alert and is able to hold up her head and at other times she seems very lethargic and not able to hold up her head. She also seems to breathing rather heavily. No nasal discharge.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    How old is she and what is your weather like?
     
  3. chilman

    chilman Out Of The Brooder

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    She's about a year or so old. Goes from cool to warm to rainy. Cooped with 3 others and they are fine. No coughing.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    When did she last lay an egg?
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    And have you checked her abdomen for bloating? Legs for pain?
     
  6. chilman

    chilman Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if she has ever laid an egg. we have never seen her lay one. We have 2 that should be laying, one being her but never have seen which one lays the egg.
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Have you ever gotten two eggs in the same day?
     
  8. chilman

    chilman Out Of The Brooder

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    belly is not bloated. have poked her belly and moved her legs and feet around and no reaction from her. she is simply laying down as if she is laying on an egg, just no egg. right now she is alert.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Are you able to take her to a vet?

    Have you checked her for mites/lice?
     
  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you please post a picture of her.
     

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