Injured or ill?

Stipenvlerk

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Hi chicken lovers,

close to were I live there is a group of ”wild” chickens. All kinds they just live out in the open for years now.
when I travel to the farm for fresh diary I always stop to look at them for a moment. Today something was not right. One of the chickens had a bare tummy, bare front of the nek and stands in a weird position. Because of the missing feathers I can’t rule out a predator.
‘Other weird thing was, I could approach it very close, could have picked it up if I wanted. Normally they keep a fare distance.

Took some pictures too.
should I go back and take it to my home or to a vet? Or just let nature run it’s course?
It’s not my chicken and I don’t know if anyone ownes them

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Stipenvlerk

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I traced the owners of the plot (government water maintenance people) and they did know of her and didn’t bother.
the animal emergency didn’t want to try too. So `I’m going to get her and give it a try
 

Stipenvlerk

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Update: she is way better today. she started to eat again and also her sound are getting louder and her posture is better
bad thing is, there has not been a single egg.
There are how ever small yellow things which look like lash eggs to me. Or puss ( a consultant told me that that is what they are)

we have not many avian vets in the vicinity and therefore they are quite expensive and veeeeery busy. I called and they are quite sure she needs antibiotics but there is no time in the upcoming days for a consult.
If It Is lash eggs indeed and she needs antibiotics ,it’s not possible to get antibiotics without a proper consult.
the lady on the phone told me she will very likely die if she doesn’t get antibiotics and optional an implant of some sort

who has tips or over the counter antibiotics to help my rescue chicken?
poop looks normal, she eats like she’s eating for 3 and het activity level is quite well.

@sourland may I ask if you have a suggestion?
 

coach723

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Since you are seeing lash material then it's salpingitis. Based on how she looks in the pictures it looks like it's probably advanced. Her stance looks like she feels she needs to lay an egg, but likely cannot due to the infection. This type of infection is often not responsive to treatment. If you want to try then enrofloxacin (Baytril) is usually the med of choice. For injectable you need to get from a vet, for oral you can get from pigeon suppliers, in the US.
https://www.jedds.com/shop/enro/
Since you are in the Netherlands I don't know what you have access to.
If she were mine, based on what I can see, my choice would be to keep her happy and comfortable for as long as that's feasible, and then I would euthanize when she no longer wants to eat or drink, or is obviously miserable. I've tried treating this several times, and have not been successful. I may have bought them some time (hard to say really) but ultimately they succumbed. :hugs
 

Stipenvlerk

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May 22, 2020
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Since you are seeing lash material then it's salpingitis. Based on how she looks in the pictures it looks like it's probably advanced. Her stance looks like she feels she needs to lay an egg, but likely cannot due to the infection. This type of infection is often not responsive to treatment. If you want to try then enrofloxacin (Baytril) is usually the med of choice. For injectable you need to get from a vet, for oral you can get from pigeon suppliers, in the US.
https://www.jedds.com/shop/enro/
Since you are in the Netherlands I don't know what you have access to.
If she were mine, based on what I can see, my choice would be to keep her happy and comfortable for as long as that's feasible, and then I would euthanize when she no longer wants to eat or drink, or is obviously miserable. I've tried treating this several times, and have not been successful. I may have bought them some time (hard to say really) but ultimately they succumbed. :hugs
Thank you Coach723,

I only have her since monday and luckily she is not standing upright anymore. I will probably do what you say and keep her comfortable as long as possible.
she seems way better than monday, probably since she doesn’t need to look for food but get’s it on a plate from me. I’ll keep in mind that when she starts to be really miserably again, I euthanise her. The lady said to me on monday, if there was no egg by Tuesday I should euthanise her. But since she’s doing better I’d rather give her a chance. Thank you for your advise!
Let’s find out if I can find some Baytril in the mean time.

thank you for your time!
 

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