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Lethargic Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NorCal Ash, May 2, 2016.

  1. NorCal Ash

    NorCal Ash New Egg

    May 2, 2016
    I have a 9 week old Buff Orpington who started isolating from the flock about a week ago. I noticed she had yellow runny poop and wasn't eating or drinking anything. So I researched a little online and it lead me here to a very helpful group of people with the experience and knowledge I was looking for. I found something that suggested I keep her away from the flock and warm, and to give her cayenne pepper water. So I did, and within a day, or two, she started feeling better. So I put her back in with the flock. She was out with the other 3 Buff's, and seemed better, but now she is randomly isolating, not moving much, and I'm not sure if she's got something else going on. I felt around underneath her and didn't notice any bulging or tense areas, and she just lets anybody get close and pick her up when she is isolating. I'm not sure if I should isolate her again, or try something else. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. NorCal Ash

    NorCal Ash New Egg

    May 2, 2016
    Thank you. I will do that.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

    I agree with CTKen's advice.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope you will let us know how this turns out.
  6. NorCal Ash

    NorCal Ash New Egg

    May 2, 2016
    She was up and about yesterday, and seems to be eating and drinking fine again. I am keeping cayenne pepper water available just in case she needs it, and the other chickens seem to like it too. I'm definitely going to be keeping a close eye on her though. Thank you for your suggestions.

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