My Chicken is Sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mychickens, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chicken has been acting out of sorts for about a week..... mainly noticed at first that she was staying away from the rest of the girls and when I let them out in the evening she would stay close to the coop. Well yesterday I noticed that she was laying in the hen house while others were out. Other symptoms I noticed yesterday were that when she stands her tail is pointing downward instead of up, she is slow moving and has lots of poop on her but feathers. Last night she seemed to just go from one place to the other to lay down. I know these are vauge symptoms but does anyone know where I should begin?
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    is she laying eggs? whats the chickens age?


    ) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    9 ) 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?
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
  3. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I don't know what breed she is, about the size of a RIR but is orange in color. She is a little over 1 year old. I don't know if she is laying but somebody isn't cause I have 7 hens and only getting 4 - 5 eggs per day. Bedding is wood shavings, Havent seen her poop but I don't notice any runny or bloody stools in the coop. I feed layer pettets but lately have been letting them out in the evening to forage and I also feed them things from the house. The only thing that has been different recently is last weekend I dusted all the girls with poultry dust. Everyone else seems fine.
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    mychickens i seem to be having a similar problems with one of my hens.have you seperated her?i brought mine in the house and put her on potty pads in a cage so i can watch her.that way you can checkmout her poo and see if shes laying.
     
  5. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that is a good idea. I have a dog kennel that I can put her in for a few days to watch her. thanks for the info
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:keep us posted.
     
  7. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have put the chicken by herself in the kennel and already know that she has very watery stools. not eating or drinking so far that I can tell.
     
  8. ELLY1

    ELLY1 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my chickens has been like that for a week, tali down sits on her own(i only have 2 at the moment) feeds a little a little water, looks sad and is all ruffled up, and no eggs from her, I thought she was egg bound, then thought it might be red mite so dusted her and the coop but found non,dusted her for lice and they have gone, she still ruffled up still sits on her own and hardley eats she must weigh half of what the other one is ( she is an x battery) I have had her for a year.
     
  9. ValleyPoultryFarms

    ValleyPoultryFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Wounds like your bird might be a buff Orpington.
     
  10. ValleyPoultryFarms

    ValleyPoultryFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    *sounds


    I hate auto correct on iPad..
     

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