Speckled Sussex is lethargic, not eating or drinking for 3 days now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crunchynut, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    New England
    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) chicken, female, 11 months, no change in weight
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. lethargic, puffed up, not eating or drinking
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 3 days
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. no idea
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She has layer feed, greens and water with ACV available, but hasn't been touching any of it. Yesterday she did take a few bites of scrambled egg.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. She doesn't seem to be going much, but there is some light yellow feces stuck to the feathers of her backside.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? On the advice of a homeopathic vet we put her under a light for warmth and gave her 3 separate doses of homeopathic sulfur 12C to help her immune system.
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Would like to treat ourselves, but will see if a vet if necessary.
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use 12x11 foot shed/coop, pine shavings for bedding - she is in a wire dog kennel within the coop to separate her a bit from the others

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