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  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Little Potpie is sick. [​IMG] She doesn't have a snotty nose or runny poop, but she seems like she has something in her throat/chest (sometimes she wheezes) and at times, she seems tired.
    They've been treated for parasites and I switched Potpie and her friends to medicated feed. She's actually gotten better since she's been on that feed, but she still has that "chest" thing going on. She is not sneezing, her eyes are clear, and she's a little girl, so I'm not sure how much she's supposed to weigh.
    Nobody else is acting like this.
    Any ideas of what I can do for my girl?
     
  2. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is Potpie (I like the name) and what breed? standard or bantam?
    Make sure she has fluids and electrolites. What ever the reason for her ailment.
    good luck
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I'm sorry to hear your girl is sick. [​IMG] First, I'd separate her from the flock. Then I use ACV with the mother, about 1-2 Tablespoons to a gallon of water, which usually clears it up in my birds. If not, you might think about antibiotics or a vet visit. I hope she feels better soon.
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Yeah, I thought the same thing - confine and ACV/mother.
    I hope she get better soon.
    Anything new in the yard?
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I have electrolites in their water. She is a three month old BLRW.
    I'll try the ACV with the mother... Off to the health food store!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    She is just so beautiful!
    Get better Potpie!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:PS No, nothing new in the yard, but I am very paranoid after loosing my beloved Chicken Hawk. Potpie is my "new" favorite and my little lap chicken and I would just crumble if I lost her, too!
     
  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I can only imagine so.
    I remember the pictures you posted way back with them inside the house near the fireplace(?) when they were just wee ones!
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:You're thinking of Hotwing and Nugget! Close, though. They are also BLRWs. They aren't so wee anymore. Hotwing is a monster (first attempt at crowing today) and Nugget is an egg laying machine!
     
  10. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carri,

    Does she do the "yawning" like thing? If she does that, it could be gapes. I treated mine with fenbendazole when they were doing that, it treats gapeworm but a lot of other wormers dont treat it.

    I guess some wormers work on some, and some on others, they are very species specific sometimes. Just wondered what they were treated with. Just a thought. Hope she gets better soon, I cried too when I read about Chicken Hawk.

    Jill
     

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