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Help! Puffed up sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dancechick915, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. dancechick915

    dancechick915 Out Of The Brooder

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    Both of my girls seemed super healthy two days ago. Yesterday Henrietta's feathers seemed a bit dull and rumpled but I just figured it was because I saw some lice, but overall I wasn't too concerned. Today I wake up and she's puffed up, left watery green poops (that smell awful) in the roost, has a runny nose, the feathers around her face are all wet (almost like she didn't dry off from the 5 minutes of rain we had yesterday), and she's hardly moving around. She keeps closing her eyes when she's usually super active in the morning :/ She seems to be drinking water but not eating very much. She looks really sick. Any ideas what could be wrong? At this point she looks like she might not make it through the day if she doesn't start turning around. Help!
     
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    dancechick915 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, her face, comb and wattles are pale and almost yellowish (duller than her usual light pink). She is around 20 weeks old and hasn't laid any eggs yet.
     

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