Light Brahma sick. weak, not eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken4prez, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Our local farm store is closed right now and we can't go tomorrow…
     
  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you think that it would be possible to force feed her?
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Are you interested in treating her for worme and coccidia?
     
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  4. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't really know. Is it expensive?
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am going to say this as nicely as I possibly can...... When chickens have lost enough weight that you can tell, then they stop eating and they have smelly poop all over their butt feathers, they are in the early stages of dying. Treatment can save them if done properly.

    If you get the Corid and a tube of Safeguard to treat her, you are probably going to have $30 invested in medicines. However, if treatment doesn't get started immediately, it will probably be too late.

    She has to be hydrated before you can force feed her.
     
  6. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    Have you felt her crop? Is it hard and full of food? She may have an impacted crop.

    When you let her outside, it is more likely she is expending energy on the appearance of being healthy. She should be kept warm and isolated so she can save her strength.
     
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  7. chicken4prez

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    She is in our shed with the heat lamp on her now
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    That's good. The worming and coccidia medicines that enola mentioned may be called something else in Canada. Is there a local byc person who knows what is available in Ontario? How long has it been that she is losing weight? How long ago did you notice the poopy/dirty rear end?
     
  9. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    She has been losing weight for a little less than a week. I noticed the dirty rear end maybe 2 or 3 days ago. I studied her poop this morning and it was runny. We are going to get the supplies we need today
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am so glad to hear that! Good luck! We are pulling for her! [​IMG]
     

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