Madam is really ill - PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs Chickens, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Hi My chicken Madam is real ill she is at this moment sat on my lap after allowing me to force water down her mixed with some suger & poulty drink.

    She started lookinh off about 3 days ago when she let me stoke her which my chickens don't do!!!

    I though she may be broody as she stayed in the coop a lot but she wasn't sat on eggs well only one and was not upset when I moved her off

    Today she was the last out the coop and has not eaten anything or had anything to drink - and Ive offered some real nice treats, she seamed real slow on her feet

    I went up about an hour ago 6.00pm still light and shes asleep in the coop let me pick her out with out a peep. I know it sound possible odd but though she may be egg bound so put me fingure up to first joint up her and a load of runny poo come out but no sign of egg - #i wasn't sure how far to put my finger to know and weatjher it was her bum or lady part!!!! Sorry I am so dump

    Her comb is all droopy

    Somebody said she may have impact - I don't know what this is - she has a soft crop no food in it as far as I can tell

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hi, can you give us some more info on her.
    How old is she?
    What do you feed her?
    When was she last wormed?
    Any other symptoms?

    She really needs to eat and drink. You can scramble up some eggs and try to put some pieces in her mouth for her to swallow, it may take several attempts. If you have any liquid childrens vitamins, or poultry vitamins put that in her water too. Keep dribbling the side of her beak with the water etc, not directly in it because she could aspirate on the liquid. You can feel with your hand along her underbelly, between here keel bone and her vent, and see if you feel anything firm like an egg. Sometimes an egg will get stuck way down inside them. Is she panting at all?
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    ^^^she knows much more than I do. Good Luck [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Check for mites/lice. What do her droppings look like? How long has it been since you wormed them, and what did you use? Any breathing problems?
  5. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Thank you so much she is not old only 18 month max she been wormed recently

    I feed them pellets and corn they free range but have a electric fence to stop the fox but they are real spolit - oat for breakfast, occasoinal bits of bread, snails, greens, Good life

    I had a feel like you said but can't feel a thing she isn't painting just eyes closed she does feel warm but then I don't know much

    She got a pooy bum and when I put my finger in there a load of real runny poo came out

    her crop is soft like liqued, she been opening her mouth and a bit of liquid keeps coming out

    tail is down very sad Mrs Chicken
  6. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    She know just drippled loads of clear liquid all over my hand
  7. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Madame just died in my arms Im having a little cry!
  8. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry you lost your Madame. I hope you find the cause.
    Keep watch over the other chickens to make sure they are ok.

  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    So, so sorry.
  10. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    I am very sorry, I understand. [​IMG]

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