Help please..what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tiempo, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Speckled Sussex girls is standing off in the corner of the run by herself, she didn't come over for cooked rice and she's bobbing her head...it looks kind of like dry heaving.

    Any ideas?

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  2. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Is she light? Is her keel sharp? She's probably not been feeling well for awhile, as they often don't show signs of a problem until it's pretty advanced. I always bring a sick hen inside and use supplemental heat while I try to figure things out. try to gather as much info as you can, and maybe someone can help. Good luck.
     
  3. Chicken_Newby

    Chicken_Newby New Egg

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    Is her crop swollen?
     
  4. Tiempo

    Tiempo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I just took out some over ripe pear and she came running over and pecked at it merrily.

    She doesn't look light and her crop isn't swollen...she seems to have stopped the head bobbing.

    Hopefully she's ok after all.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could have eaten something too quickly and was trying to swallow. They bob their heads when they've eaten too fast to push food down.
     

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