Miss Little is very sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Plum, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Plum

    Plum In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    I have a little Seabright hen that is acting really off. She is molting but in addition to going through a molt, the back half of her comb is dark grey/black color. I have seen her eat some in the morning but her crop is empty tonight and I noticed she just stood around during free range time this evening. I brought her inside and looked inside her mouth and it seems pale to me.
    She is about 3 pounds and she is 3 1/2 years old.
    Any ideas?
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I don't know what to tell you but wanted to give you post a bumb. Poor baby! I hope she gets well. I would put some vits and electrolytes in the water for her. Good luck!
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Molt is really hard on a bird.
    Go look in your pet store in the cage bird section as they will often carry a supplement/vit especially formulated for birds in molt. Offer live culture yogurt free choice and mix in a scrambled egg with its feed. If it seems to be drinking too little add elctrolytes/vit to its waterer for a few days to prevent dehydration
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Sorry to hear about your hen. Their comb can be an indicator of their health. I am unsure what the discoloring on hers means. Have you looked up poultry diseases to see?

    I would fix her up some vitamin/electrolytes and sugar water. You can mix some in her feed to make it soupy. And cook egg yolk and give to her.
    Mine will usually eat it when nothing else interests them..

    Good luck with her and keep us posted.
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Maybe do a search here on comb discoloration? Hope your lil' chickie is better soon.

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