sick pullet redux, now with a gross picture of her poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cicene mete, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. cicene mete

    cicene mete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few days ago I posted about little Butchie. One morning, she was extremely lethargic, lying in a corner, would barely open her eyes, and wouldn't eat or drink at all. She was not sneezing or coughing, but she had watery stools. We thought she was a goner for sure because she declined so quickly.

    Our vet put her on Baytril, and she recovered dramatically. Her stools were negative, and after two days of antibiotics and feeding her (mash and vitamin/electrolyte water) with a syringe, she seems back to her old self. My question is what could it have been, and how worried should we be that she will relapse or get the rest of the flock sick. Any thoughts? As promised, here is the gross poop picture:

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    Here's my little sick girl:

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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Sorry I can't help [​IMG] I have no clue but I hope she gets better.
     
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    that is what the poo looks like from my sick girl that is wheezing .
     
  4. cicene mete

    cicene mete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that might make sense. The vet thought it might be a respiratory infection that just hadn't developed into wheezing and sneezing yet. I don't know, because she was pretty sick to not have any respiratory symptoms. I don't have a quarantine area, so she's been in the house, and she's ready to get out (and I'm ready to put her out [​IMG] ), but I don't want her to get the other five chickens sick.
     
  5. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    A chickens poop is the best indicator of their health. Your vet was right. The Batril will take care of it. Feed her some bread mixed with milk for a day or two then ease her back onto her regular feed. Whole corn, whole oats, hen scratch and lay pellets mixed together is the best feed in the world for any chicken. Don't forget the crushed oyster shell 24/7.
     

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