help please...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by susanhai, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    Something is wrong with my son's hen. She is 2 years old and is acting strange...tail moving up and down, moving in slow motion, comb flopping over. I checked for an egg and can't feel one inside but I am at a loss. Any ideas? We did find a tick on her waddle a few days ago. Could this be something? She seems to eat and is still kind of scratching around if that helps. Thanks!
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Are there any changes in her poop? (runny, foamy, color, etc.) Is she paler around the face and wattles?
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    The whole tail thing..makes me wonder if she might be constipated?? Is she plooping ok??
  4. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    well, we just got back from the avian vet and he took an xray of her because he could feel an egg and he said that it is egg yolk perionatis(sp). My son is all torn up... they are keeping her tonight as she is filled with fluid and was breathing heavy. He is going to try and aspirate the fluid tonight and give her antibiotics...cross you fingers for us... thanks!
  5. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    Oh i hope every thing turns out okay i really do don't worry though my friend holly had this happen to her chciken and she was fine, i hope its the same for yours good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :aww
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Good luck to your little chicken! [​IMG]
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Please have your vet look at this article (it is a condensed version of a case from a BYC member Mandy and her vet was also sure it was peritonitis)...even if it isnt the same with your bird, we are trying to get the message out about this condition and this article shows photos from the surgical procedure also ... never hurts to picque the interest of avian vets in treating chickens and the article gives several links also to common reproductive problems with chickens in addtion to showing in a spetacular way what turned out to be the problem with Mandy's is the link to the article:
  8. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    Thanks so much for the support. The vet called late last night and said that he had aspirated nearly 2/3 of a pint of fluid and that he would give her the antibiotics this morning. She was breathing much easier today and we will go see her this afternoon after school![​IMG]
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's good news. There's a gal on the other BYC that has had to drain her bird, Nobie, every few weeks or so and she's done really well.
  10. BabyGirls

    BabyGirls In the Brooder

    May 24, 2007
    Concord, NC
    Please help. I am newer to having my 9 girls and I can't find a vet that deals with chickens. I have a couple hens with problems (I think) and don't know if normal or not.

    My girls have been losing a lot of feathers. From light loss from back of neck, chest and top of shoulders all the way to full smooth skin from top of butt to belly. Is that normal right now?

    I have treated the coop and pen area 2 times now (with a lot of mite dust-enough for 200 chickens) and with Lyme all around the pen). They have 3 areas for dust baths too and take them. Still loosing a lot of feathers. I have also increased their protein intake (w/kitty food). They do pick at times at each other but not a lot. One week fine, fat, full feathers then all of a sudden tons of feathers gone, timid, look sick?

    Please HELP as I don't know what else to do. I don't know if they are sick or not?

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