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Sick Comet and Lame Leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by puffpuff, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. puffpuff

    puffpuff New Egg

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    Hello, I'm new. I have a 5 year old Comet who developed a lame leg but who also has other symptoms - complete lethargy, low appetite, greenish droppings. Head, comb, wattles OK. Actually took her to a vet, he put her on an anti-inflammatory to help the leg, but I am worried because there is no change. I have read that green droppings indicate disease. Any thoughts ??
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Quote:The green droppings are from your bird not eating (bile).
    When was the last time she was wormed? (If it has been a while I would say that most likely is your culprit)
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    near Charlotte NC
    Just wanted to say welcome - hope your chicken feels better soon!
     
  4. puffpuff

    puffpuff New Egg

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    Thank you for responses, (and the welcome.) The vet checked for worms but there was so little solid matter to check - they did not find any evidence. I confess I have not wormed them before, and not sure what to buy - I will have to check around. The other 5 hens are healthy so I hope this is an isolated case. I have her in an "isolation ward" in the garage, she is kept warm and comfortable, but not improving. She is eating about a 1/4 cup of cooked corn, a few bits of oatmeal, that is it. This is my first sick chicken in 5 years, so I have been very lucky considering all that can go wrong.
    Thanks,
    Deborah
     

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