sick hen with pictures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by L&Schickens, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I have no idea what is wrong with this hen. She started walking slow and not feeling good 2 days ago. Now she is really getting down. I am not sure what to do for her. She is holding her chest way out and is very wabbily when she walks.
    She is an 8 month old serama and is NOT normaly this chesty. What should I do for her?

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  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't know. Here's a bump for your thread. Good luck!
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Could she be egg bound? She has never laied an egg as far as I know but is old enough.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check her crop too.

    Was she innoculated for Marek's?

    Is she eating/drinking?

    Do the others keep her from her food/water?

    Separate her, baby her in a warm place, so that she can teceive treatment once you ascertain what is wrong and so that if she is ill she will not affect too many of the others.

    Can you please describe her droppings, or post a pic?
     
  5. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    Not eating not drinking and no droping from what I can tell. She is not innoculated for Mareks. Where can I get that? Should I do all my birds just in case?
    I will put her in a box with paper instead of shavings and see what her dropings look like.
    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe eggbound or impacted crop. Do searches for these. Her chest looks really bulged out. HOpe you figure it out. Its hard when you don't know what's wrong.
     
  7. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said she not usually this chesty...Crop Problems!!!

    There is so much info on here about impacted crops...plus tons of people who can guide you....Best Wishes
     
  8. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Have you had any luck? When and where did you get her? Are you sure that's a Serama? I really like that color a lot. I'll pray to the Chicken Gods for her tonight! I hope you found something on crop impaction or some other helpful info. [​IMG]
     
  9. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    She was hatched here out of my Serama hen.
    She has pooped and it looks normal to me. I will look up crop impaction now,
    Thanks!!
     
  10. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are doing such a great job! Keep it up!
     

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