Sick Orpington pullet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daveminty87, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. daveminty87

    daveminty87 Just Hatched

    Oct 15, 2016
    Huia, New Zealand
    Hey there. Im new to this forum but not too new to keeping chickens. My name is Dave and am in New Zealand. I have been using BYC for some time but have never been a member. I was hoping I could get a little assistance.

    I have 6 girls in total but 3 are free ranging Cochin hens which I have had for not far off a year and the other 3 are Orpington pullets of around 3months of age. Only got them yesterday.

    The new Orpies are currently isolated from the free rangers in an old coop and run. This morning I went to check on the new additions to find two very alert ones and one that was very lethargic and more or less sleeping. I have monitered her for the morning with no change.

    I have since removed her from the other two and isolated her in a cat carrier. All 3 are and were on medicated feed.

    She wont eat or drink un-assisted and is weak on her legs, just wants to sleep and sits there shivering and breathing a little heavy. She hasnt pooped so cant comment on that. I have since given her some Coxiprol with water and fed her with yoghurt.

    The breeder is vary cautious and even made us santize out boots etc before entering the property. She seemed find on the morning of pickup too.

    Any ideas?


    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Dave. You may want to ask the seller for suggestions on treatment. Moving is very stressful to chickens but, I don't think it would effect her in the ways you mention.

    Please if you post on the ER thread don't go offline. Once you are offline there is no way to reach you with advice/ treatment etc. Please do give them detailed description and if possible a photo of her, showing her condition. Hope someone will be able to help her.
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Oh yeah forgot to say Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Dave, and :welcome! Pleased to have you in our community! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC, Dave - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello Dave, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I saw that your pullet passed, I am so sorry. :hugs. If any more seem to be coming down with it, I would contact the breeder.
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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