HELP ME PLEASE!! I'M New at this!!!! No one will help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilCountryFarmGal, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. LilCountryFarmGal

    LilCountryFarmGal New Egg

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    Hi I have currently become addicted to chickens!! It started with 6......and now is upto 30+!! Yes I really enjoy them and so do my kids. Yesterday afternoon while feeding my 6wk old cochins--very nice birds--one kept pecking me--she did it 4 times! Then when I went and checked on her later her eyes were closed--no matting or running in her eyes and she was hunched down in a big PUFFY ball and was no longer aggressive??? Then I noticed in the same pen that one of the other cochcin chics had some feathers missing from both sides of her neck and kept hiding under the other three babys-who are growing just fine?? Odd!! I can't figure out what was wrong and I don't want to loose my whole flock! I ordered these chics from RandellBurkey.com--and the other Wyndottes I ordered are fine??
    I seperated both of the birds last night--and they were in the same shape at about midnight--then this morning at about 8 am they are wide eyed and walking around????? Glad but still worried something is wrong???
    I called all of my local vets and no one will help!
    Please someone tell me what my next step should be--
     
  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    I wish I could help. Maybe a picture of the sick ones would be helpful? Best of luck! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And [​IMG]
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure the Cochin wasn't taking a nap? The wee one with feathers missing is getting pecked by the others. She'll find her place in the order of things and feathers grow back. Keep an eye on her, if wee ones are in same pen as older hens then it could get bad and have to separate.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    The one with feathers missing sounds like she was attacked - maybe by another chick or chicken??? Feathers missing and trying to hide/get away - sounds like an attack to me. I'm wondering whether the other chick was acting aggressive because it was sick or hurt??? (Kind of like an injured/sick dog may growl at people). There's really just not enough information to go by. It's good though that they both appear to be feeling well today. I would sit and watch for about 30 minutes when you put them back out...
     
  5. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it possible that these two got into a fight? It could explain the missing feathers and swollen eyes (scratched or pecked).
     
  6. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like they got into a little fight. Eyes can heal really quickly so it was likely just a small scratch. I'd keep an eye on the little one getting picked on. You might want to separate the youngest away from the bigger girls so they won't be picked on or you can just observe them and if you see them getting picked on a lot then you can separate them. Hopefully this will help and keep us updated! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Chickens are so addicting and this place is a great way to learn and share with other addicts! [​IMG]
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big of an area do yo =u keep your chickens? Could the area be too small and they are fighting? Just a thought
     

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