Sick Bantam Cochin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rookie08rip, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. rookie08rip

    rookie08rip New Egg

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    Hello group! I need some assistance as I am a newbie to the cicken world. I have a bantam female (approx 7 mos.) that seems sick all of the sudden. The first thing I noticed was that she cant make the foot and half jump to the coop. She comes out just fine but cant jump back up. I picked her up to take a look at her and as i was bent over with her in my arms, a creamy white discharge came out of her mouth. Does anybody have ideas of what I should do? I use Dumor Layer Pellets and change the water in the waterer daily. They are confined to a run. but have access to the coop all day. I close them in the coop in the evening when they all seem to be staying in for the night. Thank you soo much in advance. I look forward to your responses.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Does her breath smell really bad??
     
  3. rookie08rip

    rookie08rip New Egg

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    Well, I'm not gonna lie...smelling a chickens breath was the furthest thing from my mind. But another thing I forget to add was when I picked her up to put her in the coop she stumbled and fell on her back and couldn't turn over. I had to roll her back over.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Well if her breath smells bad it could be from sour crop.
     
  5. rookie08rip

    rookie08rip New Egg

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    Would sour croup make her weak? And if it is sour croup how do I remedy that? BTW thank you for your time...
     
  6. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put sour crop in the search box. Many threads on sour crop come up . Read all the information. Then treat accordingly. Good luck. Our thoughts are with you and your hen.
     
  7. rookie08rip

    rookie08rip New Egg

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    Thank you.
     

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