Pleas read, wont eat or drink

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by danamillette, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning,
    Some background, my Buff had been acting strange. She started out one day, outside and just stayed in one postion all day, kind of puffed up. She was eating tho. She wouldnt come in, and I had to crawl in the run and put her in the coop myself. She wouldnt roost and she stayed on the floor. Then, a few days later she seemed to be doing better. Got on the roost, but she still seemed lethargic. Didnt go out with the others. I came home yesterday and found her sprawled out on the floor and her comb looked purplish. I brought her inside and put her in a cat carrier with some shavings and got her warmed up. She doesnt feel egg bound and her vent looks good. I also offered food and water,neither of which she would take. I forced her to drink with an eye dropper. She wouldnt even eat her favorite yougurt. My husband is NOT happy about her being in the house and thinks whatever she has could make our dog or cat sick. Any ideas or suggestions? I think she is about 1.75 years old. I hate to see her suffer. Would you cull her? [​IMG]
     
  2. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness! If she doesn't feel egg bound, I would cull her.

    My hen did this and her vent was full of clear liquid and I never did feel any eggs stuck up in her, but she was just so miserable and I had been finding very strange eggs with junk all over it, since we've culled her, I haven't found any strange eggs anymore.

    Your hen may have deformed oviducts.

    Poor hen. [​IMG]
     
  3. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice. Now for the hard part, I have never culled one, nor do i have the first clue which the best method is. I will start searching.
     
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I've culled meat chickens. Put them in a cone and cut the head off.

    When it's one of my layers. ( pet chickens ).......I tell my husband to do it!
     

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