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Sick Chicken - lingering on.......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cbdiann, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    Where to start? Buff Orp 2 yrs old.....hasn't laid in about 3 weeks.....approx. 3 weeks ago she began just standing still....feathers puffed out but eating and drinking ok. Over the next week standing more, eating less but still drinking. Checked for mites or lice - see no signs. Poop began getting watery and loose - no worms in sight - thought it might be lack of eating. Began treating with Corrid in water - treated my other two chickens as well. Isolated her for 5 days. No change. Hardly eating at all if at all - but drinking. Treated separate dose of tetracycline in water. Face/eyes are lucid and perky. Put her back in coop, but she got picked on probably for being weak so separated her again after I saw they were picking on her. She's in the run in a separate part away from others physically. Weaker this morning - wouldn't stand up. Put more corrid in water. Dumbfounded! Am not able to do a vet visit. Am trying my best to treat her and keep her comfy. I did do warm bath last week but never felt like an egg or bad smell or anything. Any clue????
     
  2. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone??? Please help.....I just went out to check on her and she was just sitting with her head down. When I talked to her she looked up and her eyes still are clear and she's not closing them, but I picked her up and then put her back down and she pushed her legs out weird. I don't think she can stand or walk. Is she dying? I'm so upset...I have to pick up my son soon and I don't know what to do.
     
  3. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures of her? I'm not sure about it, but knowledgeable BYC members can sometimes tell a lot by a picture, and see things that most people don't notice
     
  4. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't.....don't have an iphone.....let me try something.
     
  5. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    it won't let me attach a picture - says I need permission...???
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You don't have enough post count.

    Could she be internally laying?
     
  7. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    I've felt her body and it feels fine, but I haven't checked internally.....just don't know if I can bring myself to do that. I don't feel anything hard though.
     
  8. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    What does post count mean? How do I increase so I can post a pic?
     
  9. cbdiann

    cbdiann Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is Claire. Please help......someone???
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    For every time you post something, it increases your count. If you go to your profile, you will see a count. You have 10 posts now, I think that's the amount you need to post a picture. Not too sure.

    Could she have bad frostbite? My pullet was mopey and puffed when she had frostbite.
     

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