Sick pullet, please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EdistoChicks, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pullet that has had a rough couple of weeks. First she got a beak injury and lost the front tip of her upper beak. Shortly after that she started wheezing and seeming like she has lost her voice. When I picked her upside down to make sure she didn't have something stuck in her throat I noticed that she had yellow liquid oozing from her vent. I put her on some tetracycline, not sure what to think. I have isolated her from the flock.
     
  2. nellynsally

    nellynsally Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure. But I think that posting this in the afternoon might be a tough time to get a reply. I hope this will bump your post up to get you some help..Best of luck with your pullet!
     
  3. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was the yellow liquid kinda what scrammbled eggs look like before they are cooked?

    Just trying to help here.
     
  4. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they did. She laid an egg yesterday but not today. It has been sporadic for the last week and a half.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have had an egg bust inside...could have been soft shelled. I had one that had fluid coming out of her vent and her vent kept working like it was trying to expell the egg. I put mine in a warm comfortable sink full of water and soaked her body for a half hour or so. You may have to warm the water up as you go. I didn't think it would be easy as she isnt the tamest chicken I have but she really liked it. After a bit she started dunking her head in the water and drinking. She had the best time. I dried her off with a blow dryer and put her back on the roost to sleep. By morning she had passed the broken egg remains. I just read another post on here that put the chicken in a steamy bathroom instead of in water and it helped too. Not sure what to do if that doesn't work for you.
    sharon
     

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