sick chook

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kiwi chooks, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. kiwi chooks

    kiwi chooks New Egg

    Dec 4, 2015

    Please help...i have a sick chook and not sure whats wrong. Shes lethargic and eating less, not laying i dont think and has a droopy comb. Her tail is down as well. Can anyone help?
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Are there any other symptoms? Runny droppings? How long has she been ill? The first thing is to separate her from the rest of the flock in case the illness is contagious.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. How old is she, and has she been laying eggs recently? When I have a sick bird, I feel of the crop for fullness, emptiness, or impaction, then feel of the breast bone for weight loss, feel for swelling in the lower belly, look over the skin around the vent and other places for evidence of lice, mites or eggs, look at color and consistency of droppings, and offer them vitamin/electrolyte solution to drink. Is she having any problems walking or does she stand hunched or puffed up? Has she been de-wormed recently?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015

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