My girl is not eating. What can I Do?

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  1. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice one of my SLW pullets was a bet sluggish and wasn't eating this morning. Even when I offered her favorite treat. There is very little molting going on. Just a few feathers a day. I live in Florida and they don't molt like they do up north. So I don't think it's that.
    All she wants to do is lay down under the bushes and won't come out. I think her crop is impact because it's sticking way out. She won't let me get near her for me to feel it. I don't know who to cure it. Could someone please advise me.
    Thank you all so much.

    Update... I finally got her. I checked out her crop and it was empty. I made her through up and all that came out was some water and a few tiny pieces of feed. When I let her down she when back under the bushes and laid back down. I tried to feed her some yogurt but would have nothing to do with it.
    Any suggestions Please?
     
  2. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    I don't know enough to help you but you might want to post this to the emergency/sickness thread.

    Good luck.
     
  3. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I did. But it doesn't matter anymore. She died at 4PM
     
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry. What a bummer.
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  5. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    I'm sorry! Keep an eye on the rest of your flock. [​IMG]
     
  6. Barrett Farm

    Barrett Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you freeze her? Pull her out...make sure she is not frozen. Get her in the fridge. Send her to the university or USDA food Safety lab to be tested. Many states offer this service free of charge (you pay for shipping) if you are not a commercial business. This will help you save your flock and understand what is happening.
    My hens started doing the same thing. It has slowly wiped out my flock of 17 to 5 since April, one bird at a time, dieing a long slow death of starvation.

    If you can, move this over to Sick/Disease
     
  7. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks and yes I already have a post there too.
    Thanks so much for your support. I did call around to see where I could have the necropsy done but wherever I called they would referred me to one else. Until it was 5PM. I gave up and will try again tomorrow. I have her in a plastic bag in the refrig. So her body will keep for awhile.
    The only reason I would like to know how she died is so I will know what to do it any of the others do the something. She had no symptoms except for the fact she would just lay down. She did not wobble or anything like that.
    Her eyes and nose look clear and bright. She wasn't breathing heavy or shallow. Everything looked normal to me. I'm so confused.
    Thanks again and if you do hear of someone who has had the same experience as I did, please PM or Post.
     
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