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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick1043, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    About a week and a 1/2 ago I noticed my hen wasn't eating as much and she was puffing up. I figured it was because it's colder outside. About 4 days ago she was REALLY sick. Dehydrated, loss of appetite, comb fell to one side of face and is now pink and not red, SUPER skinny! I posted on here and someone said she probably has worms. I got her the Safe-Guard Liquid Goat wormer (what they had suggested) and gave her 2 1/2 ml yesterday. She is still no better! She's so bad sometimes she'll collapse. Does anyone have any idea whats wrong with her? All my other birds are healthy. I'm clueless! :(
     

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Wish I could help, but worming is the only thing I could suggest to you and you've already tried that.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Thanks:)
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Well I went to check on her and she had died. Bummer, but I kinda figured she would. I'm gonna miss those eggs of hers!!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What breed is she and how much does she weigh? If she's not drinking/eating, you might want to tube feed her. These links have great info on how to do it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/722041/how-to-t-feed-a-sick-chicken-and-give-subcutaneous-fluid#
    http://forum.backyardpoultry.com/viewtopic.php?t=7933
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    FYI, 2.5ml of Safeguard is enough to do a 5kg (11 pounds) bird when dosing at 50mg/kg.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sorry for your loss.
     

  8. bucky52

    bucky52 Songster

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    Wished i could help.i also have a hen that has not been feeling well herself.at first i thought she may be egg bound,i gave her a warm epsom salts bath,and rub her belly.that didnt help.than i felt inside of her vent.could not feel anything.checked her for lice and mites.i wormed her in july.so i wormed her again.i found my answer just a few days ago.she is molting.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry for your loss. I kinda thought that would be the outcome, but didn't want to mention it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Thanks everyone! :)
     

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