lethargic chicken with diarrhea - please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nutcase, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, please read this post and reply as soon as possible... I have a three year old chicken who has fallen sick over the last three days. She is lethargic, doesn't eat and has diarrhea. I have given her water in a syringe. I checked her bottom for egg binding by touch, I felt something hard but it could be a bone... what do I do?? I go on holidays for a month tomorrow!!
     
  2. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. You felt inside her bottom?? I'm pretty sure it's an egg.
    Bye.
    P.S But... how could she poo then? I dont get all of this!!!
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah yeah stop being silly we r in the same room ya know
     
  4. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone here is some more info about my sick chook: she can't walk properly and her diarrhea is green/ yellow and watery!! Yuck!! someone please give me ideas on how to remove an egg if theres one in there holding up the works
     
  5. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    >>peck here<< for an excellent article on egg binding ... also, there's an outstanding presentation on the anatomy of the chicken -- visit http://www.gallusgallusdomesticus.com/anatomy/presentation/ for more.

    You may have to find somebody to take over for ya, if you're still hopin' to keep your plans, but I hope she gets better (and, quickly ~'-)
     
  6. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thankyou so much for the link!! This has really helped but i need to act fast cos we r going away tomorrow!
     
  7. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, what do you think about giving her calcium mixed with water in a syringe? And sitting her in warm water for 20 mins? Please let me know before its too late !
     
  8. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only available calcium option I have is for hair and nails but it should be ok. its called Silicea calcium capsules.
     
  9. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, and ... not really qualified to make any direct suggestion, but I've never seen warm baths do any harm.
    I'm not sure the aim of the calcium? And, I believe silicea is itself a trace element derived from quartz (rather than a specific supplement of calcium), but that could just be the brand name -- check the ingredients, or active ingredients, and the nutritional data -- if it's unclear? I'd skip it.
     
  10. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've already given her some Silicea, and yes it's just the brand name. My Dad is here and will take a look at her
     

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