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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Madnative, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Madnative

    Madnative New Egg

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    OK I have a chick shes 2 years old some sort of Rhode Island red cross. { We got her from the Big R in Conifer , no one knew what she was ) But I love her all the same.!
    She suddenly became withdrawn, lethargic developed a dark or purple crop.. Shes not egg bound, I x rayed her . No evidence of that . My current vet is only cats and dogs. No chicken experience .. She was put on tylan powder in her water. which i have to force feed her.. She is getting worse she will only eat porkchops ! Please help I am at a loss! Shes limp wont get on her roost. I have her isolated from the other ladies which all seem fine. I am at a loss!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know. How do you see her purple crop? Is her comb purple or red? What does her poop look like?
     
  3. ellenscoop

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    You really should check out this new website I found has a symptom checker for chickens -- www.poultryDVM.com. It helped me with a dozen or more of my flock over the past month alone. I hope you chicken makes it out ok :/
     
  4. ellenscoop

    ellenscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    You really should check out this new site I found it has a symptom checker for chickens -- www.poultryDVM.com. It is pretty cool and has helped me out with a dozen or more of my flock this past month alone.
     
  5. Madnative

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    sorry yes purple comb watery poo green and white..
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My first thought would be cardiac failure. Is she a 2 year old hen, not a chick?
     
  7. Madnative

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    Yes shes a 2 year old . My honey gave me a dozen chicks 2 years ago for my birthday.I do think it was heart failure .She passed this morning. Is heart failure common in chickens?
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know. I know I've had one and possibly another one just this morning! I'm sending that one in for a necropsy. We know so little about chickens because in the past no one kept them that long.
     
  9. Madnative

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    Well thanks for your reply..Im new to chickens .. I do my best they are spoiled rotton !
    Staci Q
     

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