Help with sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaulaBt, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. PaulaBt

    PaulaBt New Egg

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    Hi,

    My RIR is lethargic, has very dark green, runny poop and isn't eating and not drinking very much. I know the attached photo is a bit blurry but this is her vent area. I soaked her in warm water for about 10 minutes and I checked for a stuck egg but it isn't that. I gave her antibiotics yesterday and today. I purchased a dewormer today, too and gave her some of that. I have been using a syringe to give her some food and water (which contains the antibiotics).
    Does anyone have any idea what the problem is? She looks as though she is on death's door and I just don't know what else to do. She is laying right down to sleep, too.[​IMG]

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    tia
    Paula
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. PaulaBt

    PaulaBt New Egg

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    Thanks for the tip, I will do that.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    IF she doesn't have worms, and doesn't need an antibiotic, they could make her worse instead of better. Is it possible to take her to a vet? If you do post on the E/R threads - please know when you go offline they aren't able to get your attention.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Paula and welcome to BYC. I hope that the folks on the ER forum can help you out.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear your girl is ill, I hope the ER members or a vet can help her out.

    Best of luck
     

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