1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
Buff Orpington 1 year 3 month old Hen
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
Lethargic, comb ends and back turns light purple or very pale but changes constantly. Closing eyes while standing. Pulsing dirty vent. Wasn't going for treats or food when given. Not even eggs. Laid lighter colored egg yesterday.
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
I noticed lethargic earlier today when I went to give lunch.
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
None that I have noticed, all in high spirits.
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
When I found her in the run, I decided to give her a bath and soak her in case she was egg bound. Once soaked I noticed small lice eggs on 4 or so feathers by her vent. I gave her a a round of Ivomec as well as the rest of my flock.
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
She has free choice of layer pellets, water, oyster shell, granite grit. Not sure if she ate any but we roasted a hog yesterday and they have the bones to pick the rest off.
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
Very infrequent. Went 5 hours without pooping #1 is first in series #2 & #3 are with in this last hour. All very runny, stinky, they look very abnormal.
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Finally got her to eat scrambled eggs after 2 hours of syringe dripping poly vi sol (no iron) and water mix. She is not eating and drinking on her own. Much more lively but not back to normal yet.
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
I would like to treat as much myself unless treatment is failing 100%
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
Deep litter method with sand base.