She was fine this morning.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by remuda1, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then this afternoon, hubby and I were working on the coop and I noticed that she looked off.
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    Every once in a while she kind of works her throat around like she has something stuck in it. No coughing, gurgling, sneezing or wheezing at all. Threw a tiny bit of layer pellets in front of her and she didn't respond to them. Also doesn't appear to be drinking. I syringed a little water into her mouth and she took it....... That brings up another oddity.... She let me pick her up without a fuss. First time for that. Crop felt fairly empty although she did actively feed this morning and while free ranging was very engaged. Now, she doesn't move around much but is bright when you encourage her to move. Eyes still look bright. Just seems to stay in one place and shut her eyes. She did get herself up onto the roost tonight which was encouraging to me. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too hot? [​IMG]
     
  3. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temps shouldn't be a problem. We have been in the 100+ for a very long time, but that broke yesterday and I don't even know if we made it to 90 today, it felt glorious. Nights have really cooled off great too, it was 67 this morning and 74 or so yesterday morning. It's just very odd that this would come on seemingly so suddenly.
     
  4. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does her poop look like? Did she lay today or yesterday?
     
  5. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning her poop was fine... I didn't catch her pooing this evening but then her crop felt pretty empty. I believe she's the only one of her hatch mates not laying yet. The other two have just started laying and there have been some soft shelled eggs, but I am next to positive that she's not laying them.
     
  6. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Thoughts? I haven't been out there yet this a.m., but will post her condition once I see her.
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed her some acv (apple cider vinegar) and put some plain yogurt in her feed..just in case....
     
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gapeworm?
     
  9. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this morning you wouldn't know anything had been amiss. Ran out with the rest of them to free range, drinking well, eating well. Then I found this.
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    The nest boxes are what my husband and I had been working on yesterday. They (the other two cuckoo pullets) had been laying in a cardboard box [​IMG] on the floor of the coop. 5 minutes after I installed the ladder this morning, she was in a box. Again, I don't think she has ever laid an egg yet. She spent about 30 minutes in the nest with no results but I didn't see her straining or anything like that. Is it likely that the onset of laying may have/may be affecting her like I described above?
     
  10. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is apple cider vinegar and yogurt good for? mine didnt really care for the yogurt when i offered it to them.
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