Now Bridge is acting like she can’t poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by micstrachan, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Not sure. I’ll check.
     
  2. micstrachan

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    Waiting in my kid’s friend’s driveway.
     
  3. micstrachan

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    You know, she may also be heading into molt. Maybe I should calm down.
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

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    You are worried so it may not be so easy to calm down.

    There is something wrong with a chicken that hasn't laid an egg in a year but is there anything you can do about it?
    Probably not much. :(
     
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    Yeah, they can feel pretty crummy going into molt. I know you have a vet, so I am a little hesitant to offer advice, but if she were mine I would, check for mites and lice, weigh her, tube fluids, put her in a crate on towels, wait 60-90 minutes then tube fluids again.

    I know vets are expensive, but if they are open today, I think you should call them.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

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  8. micstrachan

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    I know. Bummer. I’m letting her enjoy being out right now. She does have bald patches in the back. There have been a few feathers around, but hard to tell since Esther (pullet) is dropping them, too.

    Just told my neighbor about Bagheera and he was shocked since Bagheera seemed like such a strong chicken.
     
  9. micstrachan

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    Kathy, if I do this, what size tube? Bridge weighs 7.2 pounds today using weigh self, pick up bird, weigh again method.

    She just pooped this... clearly not eating. It was almost 100° here yesterday, which may be a factor.

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    What sizes do you have?
    Big girl.
    It was 105 here yesterday, and a couple of mine are looking a little off too.
    That doesn't look good. :(
     
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