I have a sick chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cfarkas, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. cfarkas

    cfarkas Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my name is Courtney. I have an approximately 9 month old salmon favorelle hen. A week ago I started to notice that her feathers (wings and tail) were drooping and she wasnt moving very much. She could walk around but she was very slow. She even let me pick her up which she has never done before. I immediatley quarantined her and she has been separated from the other 5 hens for the past week. She is very alert and normal looking. She makes a little noise when I bother her too much, she eats, and she drinks. However, she cannot walk. She will try to walk and uses her wings to help her but she just falls over. She can move her legs and push against my hands with them but she cant stand up. I have checked for injuries, external parasites, impacted eggs, runny eyes/ears, breathing issues and havent seen/felt/heard anything unusual. She has been going to the bathroom much less than normal. She has had one batch of VERY watery almost clear feces with a bit of green in it. I did notice some shavings in that batch. Other than that her feces has been dark brown with a little white and is pasty (maybe once per day). None of the other chickens show any sympotoms of illness at this point. Any ideas on what this could be?
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. cfarkas

    cfarkas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I just rea;ized I posted in the wrong spot ;) Way to introduce myself huh?!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hey, no problem! We are just glad you joined! BYC is by and large a community of friendly folks here to help one another. I have received so much great advice - and not just about poultry! Glad you are a part of it! [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Good luck with your little hen
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your hen!
     
  7. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is great people and info here [​IMG]
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. ANNAWESOME

    ANNAWESOME New Egg

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    I once had the same problem with my Polish Buff.Are they all different breeds?If so, mabey u should get another chicken that is the same breed.Good luck![​IMG]
     

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