sick chook, total newbie chook owner

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chookydeb, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    i'm new to chickens, i've never had one sick (injured yes)

    this girl has suddenly gone all sad and mopey, her comb is dull and not standing up like the others, she's not leaving the coop at all, just standing in one corner looking miserable, when i picker her up i noticed water dripping from her beak, empty crop, slightly poopy bum

    my chickens free range from dawn till dusk, theyre usually very healthy, they have layer mash but they dont eat much of it, fresh water and plenty of grass and critters to eat

    we're in Australia so there is always the issue of snakes and it IS snake season but i'm thinking if it was a snake bite i'd have a dead chook not a mopey one

    all the other chickens seem fine and healthy

    suggestions?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Have they ever been wormed??? I would worm them and see if that helps.
     
  3. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    just went to check on her and she's dead :(

    i still cant see whatever was wrong, just some ruffled feathers
     
  4. jaybanana

    jaybanana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry...
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  5. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    So sorry for your loss.
     

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