My Henny is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fhlstables, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. fhlstables

    fhlstables Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I have a sick Americauana chicken named Henny.

    I found her last night huddled in the cubby hole where she never goes.
    She was weak when I brought her out. I brought her inside.
    She had caked on white poo all over her backside. I cleaned that up by cutting the feathers.

    She has no goo on her eyes or face. Her eyes were closed last night.

    Today she is alert but she is unable to stand up. She tries but she can't. She fights me when I try to force her to eat or drink. She's drinking a little and eaten just a bit.

    Also, she laid one egg that was very soft shelled and quickly broke when I picked it up.

    I can't find my needles so I can't give her some LA 200. The vet I spoke with said she could have pneumonia.

    Any ideas what is going on with her?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    What are you feeding your flock? And what did the vet say about treating pneumonia?
    Don't force her to eat or drink. Just make sure she can get to her food and water without any effort. I'm curious to know what the vet said.
     
  3. fhlstables

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    The vet just said to give her the la200 and keep her warm and dry.

    I'm feeding them Layena and some scratch grains. I feed them any cracked eggs and also shells but that's about once a week. This winter they have been inside the coop and their run. They were out and about that day. I'm worried she got into something. The only thing i KNOW they would've gotten into was the cat food. They love get in with the cats during their feed time.
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you worm your birds ever for intestinal parasites?
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sounds like a fecal float is in order. Call your vet and ask if you can get a fecal float and meds, if needed, without bringing the hen in (it's cheaper!).
     
  6. fhlstables

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    No I haven't.

    These are my first flock... what do I buy to worm them??
     
  7. fhlstables

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    Quote:Fecal float? Care to explain? lol
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    LOL You take the vet a "fresh sample" and they can check it for parasites. If you call and ask about a fecal float, they will know what you're talking about.
    Edited to add: A vet visit with my vet is $35 and up, but if I just take a sample in, they test it for $15 or so... then I pay for whatever medications I need. So ask if you can just take a sample in and not bring the bird. Another thing, make sure your vet will treat the ENTIRE flock, and not just that one bird. Tell him/her that you need enough meds for your whole flock.
     
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  9. fhlstables

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    Okay and that will tell me if we have a sickness going on or need worms?
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm sorry your baby is sick, hope she gets better soon.-Karen
     

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