1. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    So about two days ago I noticed one of my hands sitting by her self over in the corner hunched over. I knew at that moment I had a sick him. Not sure what made her sick, but she’ll drink. she won’t eat. I’ve been giving her poultry cell which has lots of vitamins and minerals and electrolytes in it. 2 to 3 times a day. I’ve got her in a pen by herself With the port-a-cooler. Temperature stay cooler with it blowing. It’s not blowing on her though. I’ve got her favorite food plenty of water. Her poop is white cream with some yellow in it but no solids. No worms in it.

    My first thought is heat exhaustion, but I don’t know if it lasts for days. She laid an egg yesterday on day two but not day one. She sleeps a whole lot. She enjoys being carried so I’ll pick her up and she’ll just fall asleep in my arms. Comb and waddle are still red, although, her eyelids are light pale pink. Can anybody think of anything else I can do a park for bringing her to the vet?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    How old is she?
    Have you noticed if she has a feeling of fluid or bloat in the abdomen?
    Is her crop empty first thing in the morning before she eats/drinks?
    It would be a good idea to take a poop sample to your vet for testing (worms and coccidiosis).
     
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  3. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    Hen is about 18 Months old. Crop empty, she did sound wheezy the first day but yesterday evening and today she sounded better. Crop is empty in morning and evening.

    No bloating that I can tell.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Sounds like it's time for a fecal float then.
     
  5. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    Is that kind of like a root beer float?

    What exactly is a decal float?
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    Poop test from the vet to look for worms and coccidiosis. Is she still having a wheeze or any other signs of a respiratory infection?
     
  7. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    Not anymore. She doesn’t wheezy. At first she was so tired she would cough after drinking as though she wasn’t controlling which pipe it went down. Now after two days of poultry cell, being in isolation, and air conditioner she can drink without coughing. And the wheezing has gone away. Still sleeping a lot.


    She goes in stages of having energy to being tired.

    You think it’s worms (non professional opinion)?
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    You can treat her for worms with SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer 0.25 ml per pound for 5 straight days, or if you can get a vet to do a fecal float, you could see if she has them. Worm eggs cannot be seen in the poop, nor can some types of worms. Only roundworms can sometimes be seen. The coughing after drinking does not sound normal. It sounds more like a respiratory infection. Is she eating and drinking well?
     
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  9. Dr.GarryTTucker

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    C8706F95-3B2D-424C-B68A-345FA051BBF5.jpeg Well Little Momma died this morning in my arms. We gave it a go, and it was just too strong for her immune system to fight back.

    Nearest vet was an hour away, didn’t take walk-ins, next appointment was next Wednesday. The receptionist kind of sounded like they didn’t really want to look at a chicken.

    Wednesday night when I came home from work She started nasal discharge and wheezing... respiratory infection. I fed her scrambled eggs oregano basil thyme and dill morning and night, this morning whenever I was scrambling the eggs I heard her cough and choke. I’ll save the details but all I could do was pat her on the back like you do a baby. I freaked, and I panicked. Her crap was still full from last night.

    All that to say autopsy schedule for this evening.
     

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  10. parrotlady66

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    oh so sorry for your loss, We just got into having a few chickens back in may, laying hens, the same kind of thing happen to us she was laying at the back of the coop in the sand and her head was forward, i crawled in and got her and held her. She had a discharge from her nostrils of clear fluid, she made some wheezing noises threw her head back and then forward made a few strange noises and a whole bunch of clear fluid come out her beak and nose and she passed in my arms. I was heart broken she was so young i felt like I failed her , I have no idea what it was a couple people said egg bind or crop blockage
    we burried her out by my wooden wishing well and planted sunflowers around her.
    Our little flock went from being terrified of us to now they follow us all over the yard. When we are relaxing in lawn chairs they hop up in your lap ..
    Again sorry you lost one of your girls ..
     

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