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not sure what my chicken is sick with

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vals, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. vals

    vals New Egg

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    My chicken (over 3 years old) has been ill for over a week. She still eats, drinks and poops, hasn't laid any eggs since this started. When I picked her up, a putrid darkish drool came out of her mouth. Each time I have picked her up, the same thing happens (quite a bit comes out each time). Her equilibrium seems off a little, and her tail feathers are drooped. Anyone know what could be up with her? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would search on "Sour Crop" and see if the symptoms match. Is her poop watery?
     
  3. vals

    vals New Egg

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    I'll check that out, thanks. Yes, her poop has been watery, and definitely not as often as normal.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. vals

    vals New Egg

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    Thanks for the info - I just read it, and I'm already seeing a bit of an improvement. Tomorrow I'll try giving her some yogurt and mashed potatoes - today she ate some white rice. : )
     
  6. vals

    vals New Egg

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    Thanks for the info - both sites were very helpful.
     

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