Sick chicken, please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WildRose804, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. WildRose804

    WildRose804 Hatching

    Jul 21, 2013
    My Red Sex-Link, Queen, is sick. I just discovered mites recently, and spent yesterday cleaning and dusting the coop and the rest of the girls. While dusting Queen, I found two bald spots on her torso, but the skin did not seem irritated. The rest of her feathers are in poor condition, but since the rest of the flock has been molting I thought that was why her pretty feathers seemed in such a sad state.

    I also noticed wheezing and a huge drop in egg production from Queen. I separated her, she is now in a dog crate indoors, but she is not eating or drinking, and her stool is clear and watery. Today her nose started to run as well. I read from another chicken owner that a humidifier might help, so I have that going. This is my first sick chicken and any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Have you recently added birds to your flock? Did you quarantine them?
  3. WildRose804

    WildRose804 Hatching

    Jul 21, 2013
    No, no new birds at all.
  4. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Songster

    Mar 6, 2013
    You have any tylosin on hand? Might try it if you do. Or if you don't want to medicate, how about some VetRX? That might help with her breathing. Instructions on the package. You can usually pick that stuff up at feed stores and such. I would also put some vitamin/mineral supplement in her water.

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