Lethangic pullet, can't hold her head up, eyes closed.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eenie114, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Hi,
    the pullet we got a few weeks ago is now acting ill. She's lethargic, won't hold her head up, her eyes are closed most of the time, and when I give her water mixed with corn syrup with a medicine dropper, she won't respond. We got her at an auction, so I don't know if she's been vaccinated for anything. Everyone ele is acting normal.
    Thanks,
    Evelyn
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seperate her immediatly. Sicknesses can spread EXTREMELY FAST in chickens. How old is she?
     
  3. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:Don't worry, I got her away from the others ASAP.
    [​IMG] No idea how old she is, auctioneer didn't say.
     
  4. Sarahbethk

    Sarahbethk Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my chickens are doing that too. I lost quite a few of them recently.
     
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  5. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    being you got her at an auction, there could be many things wrong with her. We bought a couple roos at an auction a couple years ago, and somthing turned out to be wrong with one (some kind of mental problem) [​IMG] literally. She could have picked up a disease or bug while being there around many other birds.
     

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