My Light Brahma is sick and I have no idea what is wrong :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dikdronk, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. dikdronk

    dikdronk Hatching

    Dec 1, 2014
    Hey there folks,

    For the last week I noticed my chicken separate from the other laying down and not really moving around. I thought this was really weird because she is very social.

    She is a 14 week old Light Brahma.

    Symptoms I have noticed:

    Bad balance, wants to lay down.
    Liquid poop.
    Not really eating or drinking.
    Plucking her own feathers.

    Things I have done:

    Brought her inside.
    Fed her water with probiotic.
    Fed her egg yolks.

    She perked up for a couple days so we put her back and they very next day she was right back to this behavior.

    Any idea what may be up? I also attached a picture of her poop, sorry for the quality.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Sorry that you didn't get an answer earlier. How is your pullet? I would provably worm her with Valbazen 1/2 ml orally then repeat in 10 days. She also could be suffering from coccidiosis. That is treated with Corid or amprollium in the water for 5-7 days.
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

    Sep 28, 2014
    Eggcessive always has awesome advice, which you should follow. I would just add that I think green poo (bile) means they are not eating enough. I would continue to keep it inside and isolated for a week just to make sure it is eating and drinking, and feed boiled eggs and such if it will eat them. If it won't eat then I'd begin tube feeding. Hopefully with some nutrition, and medicine it will be able to snap back again, and stay healthy this time.

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