lively hen has turned into.....something bad!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sultan obsessed, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Sultan obsessed

    Sultan obsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor australorp, Astrid who was the top chook has suddenly changed. She used to have bright eyes, rosy face and she was ever so cheeky, but now, her eyes have faded and so has her face, she can't eat and she can't stop drinking. My first idea was that she had something in her throat, but I can't feel anything. Any ideas anyone? (she can't breath very well either)
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  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    checks for worms or sour crop
     
  3. Sultan obsessed

    Sultan obsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the advice![​IMG] Just 3 problems. How do I check worms and what is sour crop, and then what do I do after I have identified the problem?
     
  4. Familyochickens

    Familyochickens Out Of The Brooder

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    does she have a runny nose?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    check out the emergencies, disease- injury forum on BYC - and post your problem there someone is more likely to know what's wrong. All I know is with dogs and people, drinking alot of water ( and also peeing) is a sign of diabetes or kidney problem. I have no idea if chickens have similiar symptoms
     
  6. Sultan obsessed

    Sultan obsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    No, she doesn't, but she has been molting terribly and she seems to want to cough something up.
     
  7. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    if she's coughing, trouble breathing ,mucss, sneezing is could be a sign of respitory illness. id start tylan 50 as soon as possiable. dose is 1/2cc once daily for 5 days on large birds, small birds are 1/4 cc once daily for 5 days. can be injected in the breast or nape of neck bottle will say for cattle or swine, not to worry, many poultry owners use this including myself, with great success
    . please start asap. hope she gets well soon! you should start to see improvement in a few days
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  8. Sultan obsessed

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    It's allright guys, sadly she died over night. But thanks for the advice anyway
     

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