Sick chicken --- help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1country, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. 1country

    1country Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a barred rock and seen she was not acting the same yesterday . I watched her and she was a little slugish and fills lighter than the ather hens and her comb and her face is pale . She is about 5 mounths old and The poop is runny and milky color . I seperated her from the flock and she did eat some bread to day . anysugestion would be great thanks .
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I have no idea, I havent had any chickens do this before. Crossing my fingers that you find an answer.[​IMG]
     
  3. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen to me yesterday. My chick passed away this morning. It had been like this for a week and i could not figure out what it was. After researching her behavior, i think it was coccidiosis. I got her from a shelter last week and she probably had it then. I went to my local grain store and bought Corid as well as a disinfectant spray. You put the Corid in the chickens water(3 teaspoons per gallon of water) for about 4 days, and it should make them better. If i had realized this earlier i might have been able to save her. I still put it in the rest of the chickens water and disinfected their coop as well as their run. I also misted the chickens with the spray because it kills fleas and mites. This disease is catchy and can be deadly. Tired eyes on the chicken is a big sign of this disease. I hoped this helped and good luck. The total cost of the supplies was 30.00.

    Karen
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It could be the heat, coccidiosis, worms, mites, impacted crop. So, feel her crop , it should be empty in the morning. Worm her and dust her for bugs. And bring her in for 24-48 hours (cooler) and see if she feels better. Electrolytes in the water will help, and make a wet mash from the chicken feed. I personally think it's the heat, but these other things have to be looked at.
     
  5. 1country

    1country Out Of The Brooder

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    I did bring her in wednesday and she past this morning . What ever it was it came on fast and I just hope that it don't spread to the other chickens . thanks for the input .
     

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