Silkie Pullet standing off to the side by herself, head dropping down - UPDATE inside please assist

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chinzilla, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. chinzilla

    chinzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    We rehomed a lil cockerel a few days ago and I thought my silkie pullet was simply depressed, but now she is standing off to the side by herself and her head keeps drooping slowly to the ground?

    I have searched this whole forum up and down and can't find any answers :/
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  2. chinzilla

    chinzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    Even when I hold her it's like she's struggling to stay awake?
     
  3. chinzilla

    chinzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    I also gave her a few drops of antibiotics (I happen to have them from the vet bc of a different pullet) and some polyvisol. Hoping it helps or that someone will have some insight :(
     
  4. chinzilla

    chinzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE: She will NOT eat - not even her favorite (scrambled eggs or bananas - I tried both). She drank a miniscule amount of water. Her poop was watery and green. No other pullet showing ANY symptom of sickness (and they all eat and drink from the same containers).

    I WILL take her to the vet tomorrow, however, I am very worried she won't make it until then. She seems incredibly weak.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Try dripping water on her beak, normally they will take in some water that way - she needs to drink, hopefully your vet can help you with whatever is wrong with her - I cannot hazard a guess, could be any number of reasons.

    I can only hope that somebody here can help you further - to get her through the night.

    So sorry I am of no help!

    Suzie
     

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