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HELP! sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kelck22, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning to let my chickens out and my bantam was laying on her side with her eyes closed. I picked her up and she opened her eyes then closed them again. She seems to not be able to move.

    She is about half the size of her hatch mates. I quarantined her, but am worried about the rest of my flock. Any idea what this might be?
     
  2. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? Are there any bite marks/wounds? Could she have been poisoned? Does she have access to water?
     
  3. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is about 10-12 weeks. I didn't see any wounds, the water may have been to high for her, but she would of only been without for less than 24 hours.
     
  4. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you free range or is she in a run?
     
  5. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in a run, I let them out a little yesterday, but I don't think she left the run.
     
  6. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get her/the egg you hatched her from? It sounds possibly like Marek's. Is she sneezing or havin any respiratory difficulties?
     
  7. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the eggs from a person locally. I know all her birds are very healthy. No sneezing or respritory problems.
     
  8. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any bloody poop in the coop?
     
  9. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bloody poop I can see. Just checked on her and she is dead. From up and walking to dead in less than 24 hours.
     
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