Please Help Me! My Chicken's Comb is Purple and is Vomiting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cherrychicken, May 19, 2010.

  1. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

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    I was just outside with my 9 chickens, and one of my 2 year old Red Sexlink hens looked ill so i sat down with her on my lap. Her nostrils looked very dark, and her comb very droopy and purple. She was extremely light, and it was obvious she wasnt healthy. She just vomited on my lap and it was a dark brown, smooth liquid. Can anyone help? Should I isolate her?
    Thank you, Jenny

    If it helps: None of the other chickens seem sick, but she is very light.... none of her feathers seem to be damaged.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  2. heritagebirds

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    Oh, so sorry about your girl. I would isolate her so she doesn't get picked on. I have no idea what she might have, though. I hope she gets better!
     
  3. cherrychicken

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    Thank you. I don't want others to get sick too.... I hope she can get better
     
  4. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chirping

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    Good luck with your girl! I wish I could help.
     
  5. cherrychicken

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    Thank you very much.... I can't seem to find any critters on her either
     
  6. cherrychicken

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    I know Im not supposed to post twice in a row but please! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME! do i need to take her to urgent care?>
     
  7. forrestgump97

    forrestgump97 In the Brooder

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    How did your hen turn out? Mine is doing the same thing right now and I'm so worried
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Can you take it to a vet?

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  9. forrestgump97

    forrestgump97 In the Brooder

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    hi yes I was planning on taking her to the vet on Sunday which is the soonest I can get her I'm. Is there anything else I can do?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Keep her in a warm, quiet place. Can you post a picture of her?

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