Need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by longisqtee, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    1 of my girls crown is very pale and she is sitting around alot, i'm not sure if she is laying eggs because i have 5 others...any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
     
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  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she in the same spot every time she lays down?
     
  3. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    No she moves around to other spots.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Is she molting? Feathers all over the coop, pin feathers on her neck? Combs do go pale during the fall molt, which is totally normal. Birds can also eat less, become tired, even have diarrhea during a molt.

    If she is not molting, somethings else is going on, possibly she has internal parasites, a virus or bacterial infection, etc...
     
  5. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    No she isnt molding! Any suggestions?
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If she is not molting (and all of mine either are starting or finishing their yearly molt,) then you need to examine her all over, and get her to drinking some fluids. Sick chickens will lie around and not eat or drink enough. Inspect her crop to see if it is empty, or has food in it, or if it is hard, doughy, or puffy. Crop problems are common. Pick her up, feel of her keel bone (breast) for weight loss. Check her skin around and under the vent and elsewhere for lice or mites. Look and tell us what type of droppings she is having. Hold a cup to her beak and get her drinking. Electrolytes and vitamins for poultry are good to add for a few day. Offer her some chopped egg, tuna, or some wet chicken feed. Feel of her lower belly for swelling or tightness, and look at her legs, feet, and her head for anything unusual.
     
  7. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    Thanks i will do this today!
     
  8. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    I attached a pic...i checked her out and really didnt see anything, gave her tuna which she ate a little of and water.
     
  10. longisqtee

    longisqtee Just Hatched

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    This morning she was just sitting inside the house, still not looking any better, took her out into the lawn yesterday and she just sat there...need help
     

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