Thinking something may be wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ashleyr, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So for the past week or so I've noticed my almost 13 week old EE pullet acting very different. She's usually very hyper and well.. acts like a chicken should. Lately I've caught her standing around and kind of hunching her neck closer to her body. I checked her crop and it has food in it so I'm not worried that she's stopped eating. There will be pictures below. Anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong?

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  2. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be in shock or she may have a neck injury- do you know if anything has happened that could make her lose her 'spunk'? Is she moving at all? If not then it might be a form of paralysis. Try getting her to move around. Take some scratch out to your chickens and watch her closely. Does she move funny? Has she been sleeping with the other birds at night?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Standing around hunched or puffed up, acting lethargic or sleepy, along with diarrhea can signal coccidiosis. Eventually they can stop eating, then later, drinking. Corid is the treatment, and is found in the cattle section of feed stores. There sometimes can be blood in the stool, and a puffy slow crop with cocci. Here is some info: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
     
  4. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually started treatment (preventive dose) with corid a few days ago because I'm paranoid about that. She only stands like that for a little bit at a time and then will just wander around. I might bring her inside tomorrow so I can watch her more closely.
     
  5. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and btw none of her other flock mates are acting out of the ordinary
     
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    I might bump up the dose to 2 tsp of the liquid Corid or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water, and treat for 5-7 days. It's always best to treat everyone at the same time, since it is contagious.
     
  7. ashleyr

    ashleyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thank you :) let's hope she'll be okay
     

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