I think my chicken is sick, she has slimy stuff coming from her mouth and has been sneezing and just

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wild--Star, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens recently died of unknown causes so i am really worried about the rest of my chickens. My Silkies are only about a month off laying and my Pekin is already laying. Now one of my chickens looks sick and i dont want any more fatalities.

    One of my Silkie hens has slime or mucus or something in her mouth. She keeps getting stuff stuck to her beak and she looks pretty gross and sick. I dont know whats wrong? She's also sneezing and sounds like she has a cold or something when she clucks. This only came on yesterday, she didnt seem sick yesterday but there was slime in her mouth and my Nan suggested she may have eaten a slug but i wasnt so sure.
    Does anyone know whats wrong? She seems overall fine other than that but i will keep a close eye on her. Also if she is really sick would it be worth taking her to a vet, they are very expensive but i want her to be safe and healthy.
     
  2. animalgrl

    animalgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be a good idea to separate her from your other birds, if you haven't already. Did your bird that died have the same symptoms?
     
  3. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, my other chicken didnt have any symptoms except for going back and forth to her nesting box the day before but apparently that's normal as i had previously thought she was egg bound but now i don't believe so. She just died suddenly, no clues really. My other Pekin however i think has MG (mycoplasma gallisepticum).
    This Silkie however has just come down with these symptoms, i will try separating her but i dont know what else to do??
     
  4. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i also forgot to mention the slime like substance in her mouth is a clear colour with a greenish tinge, i also found a couple of green grass seeds stuck in it when i checked her mouth yesterday.
     
  5. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so she seems a bit better now but she still hangs back a bit and seems a little off. She still sneezes and kind of lifts here head up and down slowly and im not sure she is eating properly. I dont know whats wrong i want to take her to a vet/
     

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