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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sneakyangel2000, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. sneakyangel2000

    sneakyangel2000 New Egg

    Oct 12, 2015
    Hi everyone!! I have been reading the forums on this site for quite some time. I got my first small flock in March, lil puff balls, that have turned into beautiful golden comet hens. I have a congested sounding girl...her eyes are clear and there is no mucus to be seen. AT first she just stood around, didn't scratch or she would lay in spot under her bush. She seemed to stand funny...the others backs were more horizontal, but she would lay, and she did get up on her roost. Her appetite is decreasing rapidly, even her favorite treat, blueberries were a little peck. I have isolated her, she is in a dog crate in the house so I can keep a close eye on her, and she isn't drinking much on her own. I have added electrolytes to the water and squirt some into her mouth. She has free choice of oyster shell, her regular feel, and her treats. I have tried the Duramycin, and yet there is no improvement, now she won't even eat her blueberries. None of my other girls are acting sick.Everything I read said to cull her, but I'm not sure that is the right thing to do. Can a chicken catch a virus and it just needs to run it's course?? I am watching my other girls quite close too now, just to see if anyone else starts acting strange. any help and advise, please. I just want to fix her and get back with her crew.
    Thanks for having in BYC!!
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Chickens don't get colds so it sounds like there is something going on. You may want to try posting on the "emergencies forum" and see if anyone there can help ID what you are dealing with and how to treat it. In the meantime, you may want to keep her away from the others, though they have already been exposed now.

    Good luck!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would recommend posting in full detail at the ER thread as well. Have you checked her crop, for any issues like impaction?
  4. sneakyangel2000

    sneakyangel2000 New Egg

    Oct 12, 2015
    Thank you very much! I will do. You guys are so great!
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Here's a link to the emergency forum, give as much info as you can on your sick girl and all her symptoms. I hope all will be ok with her and she can re-join the flock soon.

    Good luck to you!
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  7. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2013

    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. CindaLouWho

    CindaLouWho Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2014
    Riverside, Southern Ca
    welcome !!!!!!

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