need help with possible sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClucksAndPeeps, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell me what's wrong with her by looking at her and give me suggestions as what to do? It has been in the 20s here lately and she has been acting sluggish. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    You will need to be more specific about her symptoms. Is she laying, how old is she, what's her poo look like,any blood in it ????? Is she eating ?
     
  3. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is about a year and a half. She hasn't been laying. I haven't seen her poo, and I've not seen any blood in it, either. I don't know if she's eating.
     
  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    How long has she been like this, and are you sure it's not a roo? Either way you need to put her in a dog cage or something with food and water , so you can monitor feed intake and at the same time you will get a better idea about the poo. Cocci comes to my mind , perhaps you should research it.
    On the other hand if she is squatting , she may be ready to lay.
     
  5. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure she is a hen. She lays eggs, just hasn't been lately.

    Would a plastic bin with a wire cover in a warm room work?
     
  6. ShinShien

    ShinShien Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like my speckled sussex when she had coccidia. I had to dip her beak in a water/Nutridrench solution every 4 hours for about 2 days, but she pulled through.
     
  7. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    If she has been laying and stopped, she may be egg bound. You will need to examine her and look for hard areas in or around her vent area and underbelly.
    I would still quarantine her. If it's cocci you need to start her on amprolium .
     
  8. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    She might be one of those hens that can't take the cold. I would take her into the house to keep her warm. can you tell me more about her symptoms?
     
  9. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a brahma. Aren't they supposed to be cold tolerant?

    How does a chicken get cocci?
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Coccidiosis is in the soil everywhere, and there are 9 strains that chickens get. They build up immunity to what is in their home soil usually by 20 weeks, but if a new chicken comes in or she's new, she may be exposed to a new strain. Symptoms of coccidiosis are puffing up (like the picture,) not eating, diarrhea, ruffled feathers, and pale comb. Corid (amprollium) 2 tsp liquid per 1 gallon water for 5-7 days is the treatment. Mites, worms, and egg binding are other things to check for.
     

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