omg! please help! worried Teenaged Chicken-Mama here :[

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RAWR, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    one of my 6 week old White Black Tailed Japanese Bantam pullets has this thing with her eye. idk what it is, but im scared. most of the day she keeps it closed, and all around the eye is a strange blue coloring to the skin. And her comb looks strange..idk how to explain it though. but her comb looks nothing like the other hens, its..discolored. and shes kinda slugish and sleeps alot. she eats and drinks fine, sleeps just fine too. Also, i've had to run our Mottled Bantam chicks, out RIRs, our little guy Pablo, some of the other chicks and even her own brother and sisters (you know, the other White Black Tails) off.
    WHATS WRONG WITH MY BABY!?!?
    i absolutly(sp?) love this pullet to death, and i really think it would kill me if something happened to her.
    im willing to do whatever it takes to save her. and what do i do to make sure the other chicks dont bully her to death? the other chicks leave her alone when im in there, (its because i get mean when they get mean [​IMG] ) and idk what to do.
    please someone help me :[
    im desparate(sp?)
    [​IMG] i cant loose my baby [​IMG]
    also, i have found a name that really fits her. it Kibou. its Japanese for Hope. I know my mom said, "Dont get attached" and "DONT NAME HER UNTILL YOU KNOW SHE'LL LIVE!"
    but idc. im going to name her. <3 i have alot of hopes for Kibou.
     
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  2. Try to calm down, I'm sure somebody will be able to help you.
     
  3. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    kenedy it would help if u had a photo of the eye and comb it would help heaps
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Is there any way you can post a pic? Even a cell phone pic? It would help to see what's going on.
     
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
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    -_O my camera is dead...but thats why we steal the batteries out of the remote >:]
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Also, since we can't see, but you know what her symptoms are, click the link in my sig that says Sick Page and look at the symptoms on those first several diseases- there are treatments, too, some of which you might be able to do from home without extra supplies.

    It's possible there's something that will match.
     
  7. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
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    heres a pic i took with my phone :[
    its the only good one that u can really see anything
    [​IMG]
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    O_.

    How's her poop? I can't really see what I'm looking at in the pic- is it possible her eye got pecked? When they're stressed they drop their coloring to a pale, even greyish color, but you need to find the source of the stress.

    Does it look like the discoloration could be dried blood? Could it be a discharge from a goopy eye? Is it the color of the skin of the eyelid itself in question?

    Is there goop or crust? Swelling? You might try a warm wet washcloth to clear it, if so, and then get a better look.

    I'm so sorry- it stinks when your favorite is the sickie-wicky in the bunch- I'm having trouble with my sweet, lovely roo, and he's my fave. I hope both of us have fabulous luck and everyone regains their health!!
     
  9. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    is this the same chick you posted about below yesterday that has the bloody poop that you think is cocci? https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=200095

    if
    its the same chick - and now her eyes are swollen - she's got something else going on other than cocci. She needs to be on antibiotics - have you gotten those yet as advised?
     
  10. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
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    yeah. same chick. and sorry the pic isnt very good :\\ camera phones suck.
     

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