My 7 year old silver campine hen is acting like she is drunk!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by parrotschickens, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. parrotschickens

    parrotschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She won't eat or drink and just sits down. Usually she is spunky as can be. Alot of our chickens are molting right now but not here. I have read people suspect botulism, mereks from other posts that others have had problems with. How do I figure out which it could be or if it's something else? What should be my plan of action? What should I give her? I'm afraid if I don't act fast she might not make it. This is her second day like this. Her little comb is folded over to. Also, I have a 3 year old Easter egger that's all pin feathers and she doesn't want to eat but she's in a different group of chickens. Is that normal or just a coincidence? Thanks everyone!!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like botulism. I wouldn't wait, I'd get her to a vet pronto.
     
  3. parrotschickens

    parrotschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I read that molasses helped botulism. Have you heard that?
     

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