Questions about sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moochiemoogal, May 11, 2009.

  1. moochiemoogal

    moochiemoogal New Egg

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    Hi there. I have a few chickens with different things going on? A few days ago one of my buff orps acted sick, you know puffed up, very still, not running from us...and she had some sores on her legs which we were treating with vaseline...I suspected a possible infection, but now seems to be doing better..eating, running from the other hens.., but I am watching her closely anyways..but now 2 other buffs of mine are acting sick (puffed up, eyes closed, not eating, they sit together, not eating or drinking, and one of them this morning would not get off the perch, so my daughter picked her up to put her down and the chicken vomited yellow-whitish stuff)....I have one other chicken who is sneezing and that is her only symptom and at this point acts like a normal chicken. The other two who are symptomatic have not been sneezing. I cannot tell if they are laying eggs or not since all our chickens share boxes and I am not out there all the time.

    We did introduce 2 new chickens to our flock about 3 weeks ago and the one who is just sneezing is one of those. These came from a family member who states they were healthy. Any ideas on what is going on with my flock??
    Thanks so much.
    ~Lori
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Seperate the sick ones immediately! Also, anytime you gt a new chicken, they need to be kept away from the other chickens for 30 days so you can see if anything is wrong. Also seperate the sneezing one. Hopefully someone else will come along that can tell you what the problem is.

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  3. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Uh Oh. this doesn't sound good. they will likely die, and it seems to be a contagious disease. First, separate them in a warm, clean place, and feed them a nutritious diet, like chick crumble mixed with boiled egg yolk, or something. i'm sorry,but I believe they'll be dead in about a week. I'm so sorry! i hope the disease doesn't spread to your flock. Separate any sick chickens! And yeah, always separate new hens! [​IMG]
     
  4. vhursey123

    vhursey123 New Egg

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    i am having the same problems with my batams puffed up not moving all together i had two die last night so it must be something going around figure out a cure let me know
     
  5. vhursey123

    vhursey123 New Egg

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    well i do know my chickens have lice and or mites i treated them for that so some help from some please i really love my chickens they are like pets to me [​IMG]
     
  6. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    vhursey, you should start a post with your question so people can answer you directly.
     
  7. vhursey123

    vhursey123 New Egg

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    i was wondering if anyone could tell me what my chickens have they are all puffed up wont move act real sleepy the one that are doing this stick together anyone have any ideas [​IMG]
     

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