SICK CHICKEN!! PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilwhitechick, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. lilwhitechick

    lilwhitechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have a really sick chicken. it is a red star and has only started laying 2 weeks ago. It layed one egg a day for about 5 days then stopped for a period of time. Today, I found an egg with the top off and she had egg on her beak. This morning, when i checked on her, she was really dopey and had her beak open (we think that means she is thirsty??) and this afternoon, when i found the egg, she was wobbling around and cant really walk and cant keep her tail or wings up. Please help??

    Livvy xx

    P.S: we don't have the money for a vet!!
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    this is just an off the wall guess but try massaging her crop. maybe the shell was too big and she is not getting the air she needs? maybe a big piece is stuck or even cutting the crop. feel around in there. is her comb purplish?
     
  3. lilwhitechick

    lilwhitechick Out Of The Brooder

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    no, her comb is red
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    any better this morn.?
     
  5. lilwhitechick

    lilwhitechick Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. thankyou! turns out she was just sick and finally got over it. thanks a heap!
     

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