Light Brahma sick. weak, not eating

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  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a Light Brahma named Leia and she has recently been losing weight, Does not want to eat and her comb and wattles have been a corral colour or her wattles have been almost white. We just let her outside cause she seems to have more energy when she his outside. If you could give me some food tips that would be great. I can get a picture soon.

    -Lily
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How old is she? Has she been wormed? What does her poop look like?
     
  3. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a little over a year. I don't think she has been wormed. I haven't been studying her poop but I will when I go and check on her. She does a a lot of poop on her butt though and she smells
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What smells? Her butt? Her head?
     
  5. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Her butt

    Does it sound serious?
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Can you get to a farm supply store and get some Corid and Safeguard?
     
  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    What does that do?
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The Corid would be for coccidiosis. The Safeguard would treat worms.
     
  9. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok. I will try both of them.

    Does it sound serious to you?
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Any time a chicken is losing weight, doesn't want to eat and probably is not drinking, the situation is definitely serious.

    The Corid will be found in the cattle medicine section of the store.

    The Safeguard will be in the sheep/goat section of the store.

    Ask the employees to help you find them. DO NOT let them tell you that you can't give these medicines to chickens.

    Can you get your hands on this stuff tonight? I hope so.....
     

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