I'm at a loss, please help my hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Adinafloyd, May 27, 2017.

  1. Adinafloyd

    Adinafloyd Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my hen on the floor of the hen house. I have brought her inside and its like she has no use of her legs. I bathed her and didn't see any mites or creepy crawlers on her. She will drink when I hold the water to her but it seems her coordination is a little off as well. I am giving her a vitamin treated water and I have been blending chick starter in yogurt but she is not showing much interest in that. She is at least 4 years old (I rescued her) and she is a red star. She is so weak and thin. I have checked her but cannot find where she is egg bound. Whitish poop with a lot clear fluid (I am thinking its from all the water and no food). I do not have a vet nearby that handles poultry. Please I want to help her so badly and have been nursing her (with hubby's help) round the clock for a few days now. All other chickens and roosters seem fine for now. Thanking you all in advance.
    Signed,
    One tired, worried, chicken momma
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry to here this, i don't know what this could be but carry on loving the baby......:(she may pull round, someone in here will come on here and tell you whats up with your baba! xxx :thumbsup Ive just remembered, sour crop? maybe, this is one illness I've heard of a lot....:hugsI pray she gets better soon....
     
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  3. Adinafloyd

    Adinafloyd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the kind words. I did smell in her mouth but no bad odor or anything. Thanks again for the prayers.
     
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  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    you're very welcome...:)
    If it is sour crop, it would have stank.....plus have you felt her crop...? xxx:hugs
     
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  5. Adinafloyd

    Adinafloyd Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah, feels soft and empty. I wish I knew what else to do. This breaks my heart :(
     
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    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Im so sorry....:(
     
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  7. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone on BYC NEEDS to help your hen......im gonna summon someone.....gimme 10 mins...xxx
     
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    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    plus whats her name :love
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry no one is answering my PM messages....
     
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  10. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has no use of her legs, could it be mareks? You could do some research in the learning center. Hope she pulls through. :(
     
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