Sick Chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keenkath, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. keenkath

    keenkath New Egg

    Sep 26, 2015
    South Burlington, Vermont
    My almost 2 year old RIR is sick. Her tail has been down for 3 days, belly swollen and vent seems to be pumping. Poop started out as watery. Isolated her indoors. Yesterday, I soaked her in warm water for about 10 mins and after a rest, inspected for egg binding. While poop squirted out with each inspection, one time there was an almost liquid fleshy substance that came out. Done a few warm water soaks and no change. She's eating baby oatmeal with crushed oyster shells and cheese pieces. She's drinking water and comb is slightly pale. Poop then turned white and not runny, but still waddling like a penguin and just sits back down. Any suggestions to try at home? I have not wormed chickens and live in Vermont. It has been very warm and then we've finally started to have a northeast winter with temps in the teens. I have a heat lamp in my coop as it is usually below 32 and chickens prefer to stay in coop.
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Just to help us to help you, you need pictures of the feces and your chicken. This can help us the most. Also posting in the Emergency and Disease section.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. So sorry to hear about your girl. Hope she gets better soon.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would take her to the vet rather than risk loosing her.

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