Sick chicken - what to do?

jherrera59

Chirping
Feb 7, 2019
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This is Rusty, our 8 month old Orpington. She’s been lethargic and not eating since yesterday. I’ve checked her for bites and other signs of injury; It doesn’t feel like an impacted crop and no smell like sour crop; I don’t feel an egg from an external exam to see if she is egg bound; She’s not having trouble breathing, no runny nose or sneezing doesn’t appear to have a fever but she’s not eating and doesn’t want to drink.

I haven’t tried any people food yet. Any ideas as to what’s wrong with her and how to treat her? I haven’t tried people food yet, anything that is better or worse to feed her? She hasn’t really gotten worse but not any better either and I’m very worried with her not eating or drinking. Thank you for any help you can offer!
 

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RooandherRooster

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Aw, I'm sorry to hear that:(. Did you check her feet to see if she might have an object stuck in her foot or be in pain? If she doesn't flinch, you can tell if their is excessive heat in one area compared to the same area on the opposite leg.
Is there any new stresser? Like a new addition to the flock or abrupt change in weather or feed? Maybe try a favorite treat of hers if she has one. You did a very well overall exam of her, hmm. Could she possibly getting picked on, without an injury being left?
 

jherrera59

Chirping
Feb 7, 2019
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Yuma AZ
I did check her feet - I’m puzzled and this is our first sick girl :( Our feed store told us to give her antibiotics in case of infection, electrolytes if she has a fever and water by syringe so she doesn’t get dehydrated, so that’s what we’ve done today. She doesn’t even eat her mealworms! She hasn’t gotten any better, but no worse either so I’m hoping for the best
 

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