Help! something is wrong with Goldie**UPDATE**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sadieH5836, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out yesterday to find my goldie lying by the door to the coop. I was bringing out their afternoon treat and at first thought she had been rolling in the dirt, but when I threw out the grapes she did not join in on the feeding frenzy. She's my best eater.. ok she's on the fat side. Her tail was down and she was breathing heavy. She did eat but no alot.
    This morning goldie was out but still lying down.
    Any ideas what this could be?

    Unfortunatly Goldie passed away this afternoon.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Yikes Sadie - this sounds bad. Others will be by with good advice, I'm sure, but in the meantime, maybe you can provide more for them to go on. This will save time.

    How old is she?
    Pooping normally?
    Any discharges?
    Has she been laying eggs?
    Have you examined her for injuries?
    What is her diet?
    (How's your weather? Any extreme temps?)

    I don't want to bombard you with questions, but the answers to these may be helpful.
    JJ
     
  3. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 Out Of The Brooder

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    Goldie is about 10 months old
    she eats layer pellets, corn, fruit,veggies,
    she has not been laying. she stopped laying in jan when I got her.
    It looks like she has had a bit of diarea
    our weather has been up and down but not too bad lately.
    I could not see any injuries
    no discharges

    could she be egg bound?
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a distinct possibility and one thing I'm worrying about. Have you noticed her nesting (attempting to lay) in the past few weeks?
    JJ
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :aww I'm sorry Sadie.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    so very sorry to hear this :aww
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so sad!! I am really sorry!
     
  8. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry to hear this.....I was really hoping her problem could be ID'd and remedied....
    JJ
     
  9. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry about your girl :aww
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     

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