Urgent case

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Traveler17, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Traveler17

    Traveler17 Just Hatched

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    I have a chicken can't stand on its feet for three days and it has a green stool on its back .
    What kind of treatment i would give to it?​
     
  2. Traveler17

    Traveler17 Just Hatched

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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's not botulism, it still looks like she's been poisoned. Marek's is, as always, a possible cause, but it generally happens younger, or with hens who've already had it, and I don't think it's likely.

    I would take her to a veterinarian and see if they'll treat. You can, of course, try to treat poisoning at home (there's a process called "flushing" which involves, basically, rinsing out her crop, but it's not easy to do, by all accounts.) The procedure is probably on the web somewhere.

    Try 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 pint water, 1 tbsp. sugar (or corn syrup, or molasses) as an electrolyte mix and give her some vitamins (nutri-drench, if you have any) If you don't have that, see if you can find some selenium in tablet form and give her a tiny amount.
     
  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Eggcessive seems to know his/her stuff. May be able to confirm or offer treatment options if botulism isn't the case.
     
  6. ChickenMannR

    ChickenMannR Out Of The Brooder

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    To restate the stated (sorry if that bothers you) It could be Marek's or botchalism, I recomend getting help ASAP!!
     
  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this point, I'm randomly going through threads about poisoning and disease, looking for knowledgeable people. @casportpony ?

    @Wyorp Rock ?
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, apparently you should use penicillin, not other antibiotics, if it is botulism.
     
  9. casportpony

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

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    Looks a lot like Marek's. :(
     
  10. Traveler17

    Traveler17 Just Hatched

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    She was laying lots of eggs before she arraived to this state
     

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