Please help! Clueless:/

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick1043, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    My hen has been acting weird all week. She hasn't been eating, only drinking water. He comb is still red, although it was redder. Her comb is now flopped a little to the side.. I can feel the bone in the middle of her stomach VERY clearly. I put he in a little dog kennel to warm her up. I gave her food and water. She ate a tiny bit and didn't drink anything. She kinda has the same signs as an egg-bound hen but a couple days ago I gave her a warm bath and did everything I could but it didn't make it better or worse..This all started about a week ago and she's getting worse and worse...She doesn't have mites...I thought maybe worms, but wouldn't the whole flock have it by now if it were worms?? I'm clueless!!!! Is there anything else to look for?? :( Thanks

    *Edit* Also, right now she's sleeping and nothing even disturbs her.. I mean like noises and such. My hen is the kind of hen that HATES being held and LOVES food..Now she doesn't care if you do or don't hold her and could care less about food. I think she might like being held because it's warmth and comfort..
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend that you worm all your birds with either valbazen cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I'll see if I can get some tomorrow!! Thanks! :)
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Oh! Is this safe for a duck? And do I use the regular dosage? Will it be okay to eat their eggs afterwards? Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    So I gave her the Safe-Guard Liquid goat wormer yesterday. Has had no effect. :/ I gave her 2 1/2 ml.
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    That was a bit much, but shouldn't hurt her. It's 1cc per 10 lbs of bird. Did you feel for a stuck egg? It would feel like an egg inside a folded towel.... Between the legs and the vent. It would take a few days for her to feel better if it's worms. She may need an antibiotic if it's an internal infection...does she have a fever...
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    She died this morning. I kinda knew that was coming. I did check for egg bound. Wish I would have thought of an internal infection! Gonna miss her! :)
     
  8. Barn Mama

    Barn Mama Out Of The Brooder

    I feel for you...one of my hen`s passed this eve, and I don`t know why either. I am new to chicken`s, got my first flock in August of this year and I love them so much. Big Mama will be dearly missed.
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  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    So very sorry for both of you...... Its the hard part of loving these silly creatures.
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Sorry to hear that! Funny though! My hen that died looks like the hen in your profile picture!:)
     

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