Hen that doesn't really want to sit, sick and swaying.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lyssagpsn, Jun 28, 2010.

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    lyssagpsn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an EE who I found sick today. She was hiding in a damp corner with her feathers all puffed up, standing huddled in a corner.

    Brought her inside and now she's having trouble standing, is swaying around, seems to be top heavy [her crop looks like it's weighing her down, felt it but it seems totally normal.]
    She refuses to sit unless you help her down, she was down for a short nap but is up standing again.
    She's drinking some but won't eat anything.

    I'm worried that she has some kind of heat exhaustion? Or maybe she's dehydrated?

    Yesterday she was up and strutting around, and we got an egg from her..

    Our flock is free range, and she seems to be the only one sick. She's going downhill and becoming extremely lethargic very fast..


    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
    -Lyssa
     
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    lyssagpsn Out Of The Brooder

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    Just checked on her again [Btw, her name is Andi] and she's fallen over a couple of times, and is just standing back up again, swaying some more. Her poo is coming runny and clear, like mucus or saliva..
    She's waddling as she tries to walk, and she seems a little bow-legged..
    Here are some pictures of her..
    http://img441.imageshack.us/i/20100628june2820100085.jpg/

    And here are some missing feathers she has on her back, but I'm assuming they're just from the rooster mounting her a little roughly. >.<
    http://img717.imageshack.us/i/20100628june2820100084.jpg/

    http://img709.imageshack.us/i/20100628june2820100086.jpg/

    http://img341.imageshack.us/i/20100628june2820100087.jpg/

    I feel totally helpless, I don't know what to do, so any help would be great. [​IMG]
     
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    lyssagpsn Out Of The Brooder

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    Checked on her, looks like she's now pooing this whitish fluid.
    Do you think she could be egg-bound? How would I go about treating that?
     

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