Sick Chicken- please help ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandyolszewski, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. sandyolszewski

    sandyolszewski New Egg

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    I found my Barred Plymouth Rock laying in her coop on the floor, no obvious trauma, no obvious bleeding; its as if shes comatose. Not breathing hard, not opening her eyes, low body heat and not really supporting herself. Can anyone please help me?

    Unknown vaccinations
    3 months old
    Regular chicken feed (from Farm N Fleet)
    No treats, but vegetables from the garden
    Sleeps in wood shavings
    No free range, but has an enclosed chicken yard with 7 other healthy chickens
    Poop- unknown
    Barely has a crop, but it feels cold and pale
    Abdomin feels fine
    No respiratory issues, no bubbles in her eyes, no nasal discharge
    Hasn't been wormed (not that i know of)
    No signs of mites
    Does't feel skinny
     
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  2. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When is the last time she layed an egg? - Could she be egg bound
     
  3. sandyolszewski

    sandyolszewski New Egg

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    Shes only 3 months old
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?

    Could a predator have gotten to her?

    Have you looked her over for injuries or tried to wake her up?
     
  5. sandyolszewski

    sandyolszewski New Egg

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    no injuries, possible bruising around the eyes; no predator couldve gotten to her
     
  6. AndreaS

    AndreaS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give us more information? What is her age, has she been vaccinated for mareks, what is her feed, what treats does she get, what bedding do you use, does she free range, could she have eaten anything rotten like from a compost pile, how does her crop feel, has she been laying eggs, how does her abdomen feel, do poops look normal (no blood) , does she have any signs of respiratory issues like ratttling in her chest, bubbles in her eyes, nasal discharge, has she been wormed, any sign of mites, does she feel skinny, etc....

    If you give as much information as possible maybe someone can help...
     
  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kind of guessing here - but i know my chickens sometimes come down off the roost kind of hard. Could she have run into something while coming off the roost or out of a nest box. If something hit her in the head just right, that might account for the bruising and the comatose state.
     
  8. sandyolszewski

    sandyolszewski New Egg

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    If she did come off the roost too hard, is there anything i can do?
     
  9. AndreaS

    AndreaS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good point. Also some respiratory issues can cause swelling arounnd the eyes. I was thinking botulism with the "comatose" description, but head injury could be possible.
     
  10. sandyolszewski

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    Quote:Good point. Also some respiratory issues can cause swelling arounnd the eyes. I was thinking botulism with the "comatose" description, but head injury could be possible.

    So what do i do about that??
     

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