Looking for help for a science chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChicInn, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. ChicInn

    ChicInn New Egg

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    oops sick chicken


    I have a two year old Buff Orppington that has the following symptons

    -lethargic
    -won't eat
    -yellow diarrhea
    -loss of vent feathers
    -she will drink water
    -ruffled unkept feathers

    We noticed 2 days ago after we had a preditor get in and lost 2 chickens. Not sure if that is related or not.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  2. ChicInn

    ChicInn New Egg

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    Well by the time I got home today it was too late. I would appreciate any feedback so that I might learn from this. We still have 16 more chickens that are all doing fine. I will add that my son said that earlier today she looked like she was trying to go poo but could not. When I found her her vent was wide open and looking reddish. This is a bit hard on me as I am attached to all of my "peeps".
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. It sounds a bit like she was being pecked about her vent by the other chickens. Could she have had a prolapsed vent? There could have been a case of egg binding, constipation, or even something like internal laying happening. A necropsy can be done by your state vet or poultry lab in most states to look for a cause of death if the body is refrigerated in a plastic bag.
     

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