please help me with a sick chicken! i think its serious!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by augiedranch, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, background on the hen. shes at least 4 or five years old,, at LEAST.
    she came from a really bad home before,, it was on pure dirt and was fed ONLY goat food. (she was kept with goats).


    I have had her for two and a half years.


    i posted a comment about her about a week ago. i thought she was egg bound.
    i was trying to be proactive and catch it before it was serious.. but nobody thought she was egg bound... but she got worse..



    ok, the very first thing i noticed was that i found her in the nest that she lays in, but hadnt been getting any eggs.. the first three days i didnt think much about it , then after the fourth day of seeing her in the nest and no egg i got worried and thought she was egg bound.. her butt never looked weird or any different.. just alot of dried poop around her butt. i never felt a egg, i did the putting her in the warm water bucket, putting my fingers up her,, every thing,,, never felt an egg... (after a week and a half her "butt" doesnt look any different). also, everyone said on here that since she was running around the yard like normal and eating alot,, she prob was ok... (she was looking thinner to me)

    so then,, i just left her alone and put her back out with the other chickens. after a couple of days i noticed she wasnt eating, not even scrambled eggs, which are her favorite.. so i dewormed her with some expensive panacure.. deworms for all but tapes.
    now, i dont know if she had diarrhea before i dewormed her or after,, but i noticed definatly after, because i put her in a seperate pen to drench her and feed her..

    wow!! really really bad diarrhea!! its awful.

    shes drinking some on her own, but in texas we have been over three digits ,, around 102 or more.. and so ive been drenching her too.. and feeding her scrambled eggs..

    whats wrong with my hen, and what eles can i do?

    her name is cheetah and she is a golden polish.
    the first chicken i ever owned.. and now im up to 30 [​IMG]


    please help
     
  2. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had some answers for you but I don't. Someone with experience will post soon. Try to keep your post up top. I hope she will be ok. :aww
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you.. yeah i hope i can figure out whats wrong with her.. im just honestly clueless...
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * What kind of diarrhea, Augie? And how's her crop looking?? What about her beak, any overgrowth that could be hindering her eating? Could she be hiding eggs? Have you isolated her yet? If she was with goats, you think the tapes are possible?
     
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  5. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    diarrhea is really running, sometimes just a little white stuff and the rest,, kinda mucus-like... really stinky..


    her crop.. do u want me to look down her throat,, or umm i dont know what to look for in the crop... its not full,, if thats what u mean..
    her beak is kinda pointry/crucked on the end.. ill post a pic.
    she is definatly not hiding her eggs, or eating them or nothing like that..
     
  6. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about her beak,, its not that noticible,, or anything.. she will eat scrambled eggs now,, when i take it to her..
     
  7. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone please let me know why she is isolating herself. and having really bad diarrhea.. she is eating some... i feed her scrambled eggs once or twice a day... can someone help me out please.. i deworm with panacur and wazine..


    i need to know what i need to buy or do for her.
     
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Have you given any vitamins and/or electrolytes? It would really help her in that high heat. Heat will stop some from laying but she sounds like she feels really sick. Worming can put extra stress on her so try giving some yogurt to help settle her digestive tract. iIm not sure what to do for the other symptoms, have you given her any meds? Sometimes I will give mine a little Tylan if they seem off, and I can't detect whats wrong, just incase an infection is going on.....I hope someone can give you more info.[​IMG]:idunno
     

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