not sure what is going on--any thoughts PLEASE!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by herefordlovinglady, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    I have one of my game hens in a crate tonight.

    earlier i saw her acting kind of slow i saw her poo once and it was white and sticky. when all the others went to roost she did not. she stayed near the ground. i was able to go up and catch her with no problem. she is wild. I held her no problem. i held her bottom and it seemed a little warm. i put her in a dog crate with water and left her a lone for about an hour. right now she is standing with her wing under her head.

    any thoughts?

    i just went and checked her vent. it is not red or swollen. there is a bit of crusty poo on her but not alarming. she was laying down when i went in just now, not like a bit ago when she was standing with her head under her wing.-
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  2. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    anyone?
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I dont have any ideas on this one but wanted to wish you the best. Its so hard when you just cant figure them out.

    ((hugs))
     
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Is she eating, drinking, etc.?
     
  5. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    since she is a wild bird i cannot say what her intake is. i know that she was not out with the rest when i fed scratch feed.

    i just checked her and she is laying down. i have water for her but cannot tell.

    i guess the only thing i can do right now is let her rest. and see where we are in the morning.

    she is in the house in a dog crate, it is quiet, dark and the temp is comfortable. not too hot and not too cold.

    i hate not being able to give what is needed.
     
  6. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be egg bound?
     
  7. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    Quote:I guess it is possible. i held her bottom but did not feel anything hard. she has not pooed in the crate, but it is night and not sure how much they go at night.

    If she is egg bound, would you be able to feel something? I checked her vent and it did not look inflamed.
     
  8. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be constipated? We have one little bantam hen, Penny (she's a pet) straining to go a few months ago and nothing was coming out, but the bottom was "full" so we knew she had to go. She was breathing hard, her comb was droopy, her wings were out to the sides.

    This may sound gross, but I wasn't going to watch her suffer, so I had my husband hold her while I put on a glove, put mineral oil all over two fingers, held her over the toilet and I gently stuck my finger inside her SLOWLY. I felt something hard and I pulled out a large piece of VERY solid, WHITE poop, which seemed to have somehow calcified inside her. After I pulled all the hard pieces out, she was fine. Then a few weeks ago it happened again, so we did the same thing and she's fine.
     
  9. Tinkspirit70

    Tinkspirit70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also Have you checked her over real good more mites and lice?
     
  10. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    this morning here how she is:

    her comb is red. her eyes are bright. her crop is empty. her bottom is warm. it is only me, so when i try to look at her bottom the feathers are in the way, but i can kind of see her vent open and it looks like something clear. she puffs out real big when i check her bottom.

    she clean of mites and lice.

    she is a wild bird so being able to get my hands on her worries me.
     

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