Sick chicken purple comb, urine smell, skinny

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swadle, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. swadle

    swadle Songster

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    Sorry I had a hard time replying. I am not sure when she laid her last egg. She seems to be breathing normal. Her vent looked fine after I soaked her in warm water. She had crusty feathers around her vent.
     
  2. swadle

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    This morning I made her an egg like recommended and she is eating it right now actually she is very excited about it. I am going to see how she is tonight then decide on whether to take her to a vet or not. I wormed with Safeguard her Sunday night could that be helping her out?
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    What dosage of safequard did you use ?
    Normal dosage is 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row.

    That's good that she smells better today. It could have been from the dirty feathers if she was crusted up.

    With her age and not being sure about when she last laid an egg, she may have a reproductive or internal laying disorder like Egg Yolk Peritonitis, Ascites, cancer or tumors. Symptoms include lethargy, not eating, weight loss in the breast muscle, difficulty breathing/walking, sometimes fullness/bloat in the abdomen and sometimes poop that looks like it has egg in it.

    If you do have vet care, that is always best - see if they will perform a fecal float on her poop for you.

    Keeping her hydrated is most important, if you have vitamins to add to her water that would be good. Check her crop to see that it's emptying, sometimes is a crop is not functioning well, that is an indication she has something else going on whether it's worms or repro problems.

    I hope she get better soon, please keep us posted.
     
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  4. swadle

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    You are suppose to give safeguard more then one day? I only gave her a pea size bit of paste once.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    All the information I have for Safeguard (fenbedazole) says to dose for 5days in a row.
     
  6. swadle

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    Here is a picture of her poop. we put her in the garage and she walks around pecking but does not eat or if so not much. She actually is acting a bit broody but not. I am not sure if I should take her to the vet.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    If you have vet care available, that is always best.

    The poop doesn't look right to me. @casportpony ?
     
  8. swadle

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    When I got home I found this on the floor. She loks like she is in a daze. I have a vet appointment tomorrow. Any 20171201_170019.jpg 20171201_170025.jpg 20171201_170221.jpg .
     
  9. swadle

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    Any Ideas?
     
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