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Mrs Puff isn't feeling quite right Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purr, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Mrs Puff is a buff laced polish she's 19 weeks old, she's all puffed up and not moving around.
    Her eyes are clear I checked for wounds , none, I didn't see any mites or lice her crop is empty her belly is not distended. I don't know what could be wrong for her. She's so sweet anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Check around her backside and lower abs. at 19 weeks she should be getting ready to lay. She may have an egg laying problem developing. Press gently and see if you feel any hard spots in her. I do not suggest you do a internal vent exam unless you do feel a hard mass trying to pass. At that point a gloved or super clean lubricated finger can be gently used to feel inside her for an egg that may be stuck.
     
  3. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    K thanks I'll go check right now
     
  4. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I checked and it seems the same as the others but now she can't stand up I have her in the house with me and she can't seem to hold up her head either
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Don't put her back in the coop with the other chickens. Put her in a warm dimly lit place. Give her water with raw apple cider vinegar. You can try her with 5 drops poly-vi-sol (liquid baby vitamins) by beak once a day for a good boost. Give her some yogurt and scrambled egg for probiotics and protein. Watch her carefully for other symptoms.

    Keep a check on her poops and let us know what they look like.
     
  6. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    k I took her out of the coop earlier and I have apple cider vinegar but I have to go buy a dropper and vitamins , thank you so much
     
  7. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    This is Purr's daughter the chicken just sqwacked and wrilled around in pain she was previously turning her head a little bit toward my mom when she would hold her but she just picked her up and her head is complete flopped over. She says she feels cold to the touch and her breathing is very very labored. Its sad. I don't think she is going to make it. Just so sad.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am very sorry. The world of chickens is a cold cruel place. They can get sick in no time and it can be fatal before you can even determine a cause.
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    well I got some water and cider and vitamins in her and I have her wrapped in a towel loosely so she can't hurt herself and to hold her head in a position where she can breathe. She's resting now and I'm hoping for the best.
     
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Good luck Purr. We'll hope for her complete recovery!
     

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