Sick Chicken!!! Help Needed....I'm new to all this.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Big Red, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a White Leghorn and she is behaving like a person with a terrible cold. First she started sneezing then breathing funny. When i picked her up she discharged some clear slimey goo form her mouth. She's also draining from her nose. I have separated her from all my other birds. Need help! What can i do to help her?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The biggest thing right now is to keep her away from your other birds and monitor the rest of your flock closely. You should also put your hen in a warm, quiet, dk. spot and it wouldn't hurt to add some ACV with the mother (I use Bragg because it is raw and unfiltered) in the water. You will use 1 Tbs per gallon of water. If it looks like the illness is progressing, she might need some antibiotics.

    I also would like to welcome you to our wonderful site! [​IMG]
     
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you did the right thing seperating her from the others. Sorry I can't help, So far none of my chickens have gotten sick. Did you try to search her symptoms? I believe arlier someone else had a similar post. Sorry I couldn't help much, and sorry your chicken is feeling bad.
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    I'm fairly new to the chicken thing also but I understand that chickens can get colds just like humans. You did do the right thing by seperating her, keep her warm and in a quiet dark room. Hopefull someone else will be able to give you more info. You might also do a search on BYC about coughing or sneezing chickens.
     
  5. ninaevans

    ninaevans New Egg

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    my chicken started with the same symptoms but more in her airway last night. This morning she is doing better. I did not give her anything. if you go to member pages and lookup rimshoes BYC page he has a lot of easy to understand information on how to identify the problem. Hope things work out.
     
  6. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto. Chickens can get colds, and I think the best thing to do is to isolate her and make sure she's warm.

    I am new to chickens, too and I totally feel your pain! Good luck![​IMG]
     
  7. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info. I appreciate it very much! I will try this and keep you posted.
     
  8. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I will keep ya'll posted.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks for the info. I appreciate it very much! I will try this and keep you posted.

    You are very welcome! Been there done that with my whole flock and it's not fun. The trick is to figure out what it is that she has exactly. It is sounding like CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease) to me, but I could very well be wrong.

    Another thing that would help is to use some VetRx on her if you can get some where you live. I would have to mail order it, but so many here on BYC have used it and it has worked miracles for their flock.

    One very important thing that I failed to mention is that you need to be careful and practice good biosecurity with this hen and your flock. You don't want to cross contaminate them if at all possible. You need to tend to the healthy ones first, then to your sick one. Don't wear the same shoes or clothes from one place to the other. Hopefully whatever this is, it won't spread.

    Be sure you do check back in. I am very interested to know how she does. [​IMG]
     
  10. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info. I appreciate it very much! I will try this and keep you posted.

    You are very welcome! Been there done that with my whole flock and it's not fun. The trick is to figure out what it is that she has exactly. It is sounding like CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease) to me, but I could very well be wrong.

    Another thing that would help is to use some VetRx on her if you can get some where you live. I would have to mail order it, but so many here on BYC have used it and it has worked miracles for their flock.

    One very important thing that I failed to mention is that you need to be careful and practice good biosecurity with this hen and your flock. You don't want to cross contaminate them if at all possible. You need to tend to the healthy ones first, then to your sick one. Don't wear the same shoes or clothes from one place to the other. Hopefully whatever this is, it won't spread.

    Be sure you do check back in. I am very interested to know how she does. [​IMG]

    I doubt that i will be able to find it on Island but i am going to try and track it down. I'm not going to waste time with a situation as this so....it's needed and i gotta get it.

    I'll check back in with you as this proggress. Thanks a Milli!
     

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