SICK CHICKEN NEEDS HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ms_Chook, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Ms_Chook

    Ms_Chook Hatching

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    hep my chicken is unhappy wont eat unless out of my hand and is very miserable. it is winter here she is not moulting and has runny poo pls respond and help me ASAP i dont want to let her go.
     
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  2. Fishsticks06

    Fishsticks06 Chirping

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    Oh dear, that’s dreadful to hear off of you first post.. I really can’t help you as I’m a dunce, but I hope she will be alright. Best wishes to her, and I hope she does well.
     
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  3. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

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    I'm a dunce to, but I'll try to help others figure it out by narrowing it down. Can you please post a picture of your chicken, and of the poo? Now for the questions: 1) How old is she? 2) Is she laying; if so when did she last lay? 3) Any other symptoms besides diarrhea? 4) Will she drink good? 5) How does her crop feel? 6) When you look her over, do you notice or feel any bumps or anything else put of the ordinary?
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    Welcome to BYC. How old is she and does she lay eggs? Can you check her crop to feel if it has any food in it, and again in the morning to let us know if it is empty, full, hard or soft and puffy? Can you give her some electrolyte water, and offer some chopped cooked egg and a little wet chicken feed made into a mash? Yogurt (a teaspoonful) can be added. Look her over for any evidence of lice or mites, pick her up and feel for any weight loss, and look at her lower belly for any fullness or tightness.
     
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  5. Ms_Chook

    Ms_Chook Hatching

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    she is not even a yr old yet she has not started laying and she is very thirsty her crop is small and grey purplish nothing out of the ordinary and no lice
     
  6. Ms_Chook

    Ms_Chook Hatching

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    thank you so much for this advice i will to it tomorrow as i only read this tonight thanks also no food in her crop will keep checking though and she has not started laying eggs yet
     
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  7. Ms_Chook

    Ms_Chook Hatching

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    well i mainly joined to get info to help her as the vets want money before they tell me whats wrong
     
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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Will your vet at least run a fecal sample to check for internal parasites for you?
     
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  9. Eggcessive

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    How old is she exactly? Coccidiosis can sometimes be a problem in younger birds. That can be treated by getting some amprollium to put in her water for 5-7 days. Most chickens will eat the chicken feed made wet with water,mcooked egg, tuna, or liver. Vitamins may also help appetite.
     
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  10. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Vitamins would be a good thing to try. Also see if she'll eat a nutrient rich treat of no-salt added scrambled or boiled egg. If you're able to get some Corid as soon as possible, start administering that, but not with the vitamins. IMG_20190613_174008.jpg
     

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