Sick Chicken, what's wrong with her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jenangelcat, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Meringue was laying under the coop, to one side when dh went to lock them up for the night. He picked her up and put her in the coop, where she flopped over.

    I've noticed her sitting oddly yesterday and today, but have also seen her flying and walking around normally. He said she was walking fine earlier. She wouldn't go into the coop last night either so I picked her up and put her in.

    Someone has runny poop and she has a dirty feathers around her vent. I don't know if she's laying yet. She's been in the hen clucking with the others her age but I don't know which ones are laying. I did have a tiny newbie egg today but it could have been any of younger birds (20 or so weeks).

    She's clucking in the bath right now. I read to do that if she's egg bound but I'm not positive that's what it is. Her eyes look fine and she ate the scratch we just gave her.

    Any ideas? We're really new with chickens.

    Thanks.
     
  2. freedomgirl

    freedomgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    worms or cocci. You need to worm asap. i use 1% ivermectin or sheep drench ivomec. Look at foys pigeons on-line. they helped me so much. We had a horrible case of gape worms this summer and I lost a few birds. I am still trying to clear it up. I am also very knew to chickens and have driven my cat and horse vet crazy with chicken questions. You have to get on a worm and cocci maintance schedule. Talk to foys and see if you can give her 2-3 drops of the ivermectin and than put corid in her water for a week. I use 9.6% corid solution from jeffers for 7 days. 2 tsp per gallon for outbreak and 1 tsp for maintance. give her vitamins in her water after the corid treatment. corid does not kill the cocci. it starves them. cocci need vitamin b. corid pretends to be that vitamin and tricks the cocci. your chickens will need the b vitamin after treatment. I hope this helps
     
  3. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just reading the symptoms of worms and it doesn't sound like what she has. She's eating and drinking fine and is alert. Her droppings are normal . She walks with a limp and her legs flop around uselessly when she's sitting.

    I'm starting to think she has Marek's. Does this mean I should cull her?
     

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