1. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 14 week old cuckoo maran, i saw her in the yard today by herself and she was just kind of sleeping in the sun. I went to go pick her up and she didn't move or anything. Her eyes opened and she looked at me and her head went back and sank into her feathers. I cant seem to keep her awake and I gave her food mash and some water and she still just wants to sleep. I recently gave her some Karo syrup water and shes perking up a little bit but not much. She wont even walk and when she does she kind of hobbles to one side. There is no wounds to her, doesn't feel like there's anything in her throat, she has no eye discharge or any sort of wheezing going on. I'm not sure whats going on but I don't want her to die!

    Any ideas of what else I can do to help her? Do I keep her separated from the rest just in case its contagious?
     
  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    I would separate her, keep her in a comfortable dark area and keep trying to feed her some water, maybe some yoghurt?

    She definitely sounds sick. Is she constipated? Has she been wormed? Did she have medicated feed her first few weeks? Are her feathers all fluffed up (possible sign of shock or infection) or dull and droopy?

    Others here could advise whether you should try antibiotics.
     
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Is she still with you? Has she pooped at all?
     

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