My Polish Hen is lethargic!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tressa27884, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little polish hen has been acting off the last day or so, today she wouldn't come out of the coop. I brought her out, brought her in the house and one of her eyes seemed to have some crusty discharge and was closed. I rinsed it with warm water and left her on the bed with me for awhile then put her outside in the sun. She's not walking around. She does preen - but......

    I gave her some water [which she drank] and some pumpkin pie [which she ate], but she just doesn't seem to be herself. Her head seems to droop - it's like a little kid when they're falling asleep standing up.

    Should I bring her in? What should I do?
     
  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've brought her in the house, cleaned her eyes with saline solution, nose also seems a little crusty; does not seem to have difficulty breathing, but not eating, drinking or eating. Anybody?
     
  3. I don't know. I would keep her in the house a while for observation, and make sure you have things to save her if she starts to crash. I've heard of a staff infection, the person was cleaning it and the infection moved so fast from her leg to her heart that she died in a minute. Just to give you an idea how fast she could die.
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could rub a little Vet RX across her beak to see if it helps.
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Go straight for the tylan. IT's a powder and you put it in her drinking water. If she won't drink it, give it to her with a dropper.

    That's what I would do....

    Sharon
     
  6. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's Tylan? Where do I get it? Yylan is a restricted drug in California. Any other suggestions? I gave her a sitz bath. Vent looks clean. Doesn't seem to have an impacted crop. Seeming a little less lethargic. Both eyes open now, and nostrils clear. She's laying in the sun with the two cats......

    Thanks
    Tressa
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012

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