RI Red listless, quite, not laying, eating/drinking less.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pvsmiths, Oct 4, 2010.

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    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sick 6 month old free range RI Red. No bird vet around (less than $100). I also have another hen, same age, seems fine.

    A week ago, the neighbor dog got in and killed my two silkies. Red got to the coop, but was shaken up and losing some feathers. She seemed to get over it. But 4 days later, she quieted down (usually quite loud when hungry). She doesn't move all day, and when she does a little, she has a limp. She laid an egg that had some small, dark, hard splotched on it. Hasn't laid another since three days ago. I searched for a blocked egg, but found nothing. She has pooped very little, but when she does it is firm, light green/white. No nasal discharge. White around her vent. Eating/drinking less and less. I've given her ground up calcium tablet, yogurt, garlic (for possible worms)

    We got a puppy three weeks ago that is being treated for roundworms.

    What do you think I should do?
     
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    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, her tail is down, and her comb is sometimes pale, and sometimes red. Thanks -
     
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    pvsmiths Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, one more thing:
    Got home from work and see she has pooped three times today:
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    are photos at all enlightening?
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poo looks normal to me. You said she was limping. I would separate her to a dog crate, with food and water and observe. If she hurt her leg, that could be why she's not eating a drinking. Offer her some scrambled egg and plain yogurt. If it is her leg, examine to see how bad it's hurt. One of my hen's hurt her leg real bad about 2 mo. ago, pulled muscle. You could hardly tell now. I'm just about ready to reintroduce her to the flock.

    If she has worms, use a regular de-wormer. Garlic will not get rid of worms. Hope this helps.
     
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    Husband's on the way home with dewormer now. I ope it's ok to administer without knowing it's worms for sure. Thanks for helping. BTW - She ate some when I got home [​IMG]
     
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    Well, we decided not to treat for worms.

    The lady at the feed store said that might be too stressful for her system if worms is not the culprit. She thinks maybe she is traumatized by the dog attack. I guess we'll just keep her quiet and comfortable for now. Her very pale comb really worries me though. And of course, the bad limp.

    Still welcoming suggestions...
     
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    Well, things got worse before they got better (runny green poo) but she is doing awesome now! Out with her friend all day, and back in the coop at night. It may have been a coincidence, but I gave her some meal worms which she gobbled up and he next day she was showing signs of hope!
    Just thought I'd share a happy ending! [​IMG]
     

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