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I have a sick chicken and I need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jackieo61028, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls is pretty sick. I have already isolated her. She's about 6 or 7 months old now. She has lost weight. She's stopped eating and drinking. I have been giving her water with electrolytes with a syringe. She takes it pretty well but just won't drink on her own. She favors one leg over the other. She lays down on the ground with her tail feathers Down put kind of puffed up. She keeps her neck tucked towards her body. Her comb and wattles are pretty pale. I just soaked her in a warm bath in case she was egg bound (a lot of my other ladies have started laying within the past week or so and they're the same age). When I put her in the water she got a little worked up and started vomiting clear liquid. Also, her comb got really red. I've also noticed that she has 2 lumps on her face that just popped up. She's not pooping much and when she does it's pretty clear and watery. I think that's everything. Please help if you can. I'll take any suggestions.

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  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked her for any mite infestation ?

    Is her keel bone sharp ?

    Have you ever de-wormed her ?

    Can you please tell us when this problem started ?

    Any blood in her poop ?

    Any further information you can provide may help determine what the problem may be ...
     
  3. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No mites. Keel is sharp/protruding. Never de-wormed. She was acting sick about a week or two ago but got better after I isolated her and made sure she ate and drank. The first thing I noticed about 3 or 4 days ago was her limping. It progressed from there. No blood in her poop. It's just like water with white-ish stuff in it.

    I hope that helps. I've only had chickens since I got this flock about 6-7 months ago. This is our first sick chicken.
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to ask for an expert to look at your post...Kathy may be able to offer better advice...she is Casportpony on here...hang in there!
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I sent Kathy a pm...please wait..she will respond...!
     
  6. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have asked eggcessive to look at your thread...two heads are better than one...! Stay with us here....!!!!
     
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  7. casportpony

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    Can you put her in a warm room (80-85 degrees)?

    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The more heads the better.

    -Kathy
     
  9. jackieo61028

    jackieo61028 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank y'all so much!!


    She's actually in our garage right now (with doors open) and it's pretty warm because it's been hot today. I thought it would be darker and more quiet in there.
     
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