HELP I THINK MY CHICKENS ABOUT TO DIE!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BuffBuff123, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. BuffBuff123

    BuffBuff123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please reply ASAP my chicken (a black rock, 3 yrs old) is lying down, she's drinking a huge amount and she's very fat at the back of her breastbone, and refuses to eat please help I love her I don't want her to die ;( HELP
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?

    -Kathy
     
  3. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean her crop is swollen? On her right side of chest is crop, is it mushy feeling or solid? Or that she is swollen below her vent on abdomen? Check her for egg bound, glove and lube finger to check for stuck egg in vent. If you feel an egg, soak her in warm water, give her calcium tablet to help her expel egg. Massage her abdomen gently toward her vent while she is soaking to help move egg. Dry her off and have her in a warm dark place to give her a chance to lay egg.

    After you check her over for crop or egg problem post your findings so we can assist you.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If she is that sick I would not give her a bath as the stress might kill her. I suspect that given her age it's EYP, ascites or cancer.

    -Kathy
     
  5. BuffBuff123

    BuffBuff123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took her to the vets -- it's egg peridontitus or something that sounds like that... I'm going to research it now.
     
  6. BuffBuff123

    BuffBuff123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying xx
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Probably egg yolk peritonitis.[​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
  8. BuffBuff123

    BuffBuff123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, apparently her survival rate is 10% :( I hope she fights through it ;(
     
  9. BuffBuff123

    BuffBuff123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor Rocky :(
     
  10. rekkas peeps

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    keep us posted.......hugs....
     

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