Sick 3 month old??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Littlecimarron18, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this chicken is really sick, but it doesn't look good. I think it is a barred rock, but all my other barred rocks have yellow feet, this ones feet are Pale looking, almost pale looking. Also i am noticing that its face is not as red as all of the other barred rocks. And one more thing, when it breathes i can see its face move, but none of the others its age do the same thing, its crop is pretty full but it seems to move a little slow...
    Help please?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, what is she doing normal: eating drinking making noises, etc? Have you checked her for lice since she's pale , or mites, or worms?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Pale feet? Are you sure it's a rock? They should have yellow feet and pigment of feet change with egg laying, not sickness. As for comb colors, red is a good thing, pale often means done laying or not mature enough to start laying yet. Pics would be good. How is her actions? Her poo, she's eating right? So just keep an eye on her. Some birds have a thinner area just in front of their eyes that you can see move when they breath with their beaks shut. It usually disapears as they get older and get tougher skin.
     
  4. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, I will get some pics of her up tomorrow, shes been looking like this for a little while now, but i am getting worried. She has grain in her crop and i cant really see which poo is hers since i have 72 other chickens. she is making her normal noise, but she seems slow to react when i went to grab her (she usually runs a little ways) she looked just like a rock when she was little and she is still barred, her feathers arent as dark as the others but otherthan that ie her comb and everything looks the same. i dont know how to check for lice or worms...
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coccidiosis will cause depigmentation of the skin and legs..
     
  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHH....
    should i quarintine it?
    They had coccdiostat starter feed shouldnt that stop that?
     
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally cull any bird that gets sick, But yes I would quarantine it if I were you, Not saying it has Coccidiosis, Coxy will cause depigmentation of the legs. And yes, they can still get coccidiosis even if they are on a coccdiostat..
     
  8. dlhunicorn

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    how old is this bird (very unusual in bird of laying age) AHave you ever wormed your birds/ If not this might be causing the anemia...separate and take a faecal sample in for a float...
     

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