Sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kdlevesque, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Kdlevesque

    Kdlevesque Songster

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    I feel so silly crying like this but I am way too attached. I’m gonna keep treating but if she doesn’t improve, my husband and I will need to take care of her. I appreciate your honesty and caring words. I think I got way too optimistic.
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    I agree with @Eggcessive that sour crop can often signal a much more serious underlying issue, and you will likely know that is what you're facing when your patient declines instead of improving with the yeast treatment.

    Before we toss in the towel and order a tombstone, let's review your treatment protocol.

    - Are you giving a good half inch of cream?
    -Are you giving it twice a day?
    -Are you holding back carbs and sugar? This includes fruit and any sugar in electrolytes.
    -Have you tried a crop bra at night yet to help the crop contents empty?
     
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  3. Kdlevesque

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    I have been doing 1/2 inch of the cream 2 times a day and no carbs. The only thing I have not done is the crop bra. I did see how to make one on your article you sent. Gonna try that today. Do you think I can get the vet tape at tractor supply?
     
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  4. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    TSC has the Vetrap in the horse supplies. Select a color becoming to your hen because hens care how they look, even sick ones.
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    I see you are getting good help, so I won't chime in about that.
    I just wanted to say, I'm sooo sorry that your sweet girl is not well :hugs
    Not silly at all to cry over them. I get attached to certain ones too, especially those that need extra care. You are doing the best you can so keep it up and see how it goes. If she does not make it, then know you did everything you could.
     
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  6. Kdlevesque

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    Love it! I will post a pic of her new look
     
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    Have you tried activated charcoal?
     
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  8. Kdlevesque

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    Thank you for your sweet comments...I will keep you updated
     
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  9. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    This is definitely worth a try. Charcoal will bind with yeast spores, and it could help if the crop bra doesn't seem to make a difference.

    Just be aware that charcoal depletes magnesium and could result in constipation. If you do give it to your hen, limit it to one capsule and give her a teaspoon of milk of magnesia with it.
     
  10. Kdlevesque

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    Where could I get activated charcoal?
     

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