Very pale comb, not drinking, not very active

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by morganfamily6, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. morganfamily6

    morganfamily6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just joined [​IMG] because my chicken which is quite old has a very pale comb and is not drinking. I've given her some crushed up and then watered down calcium tablets, some worming powder in her food and I've applied her with mite but there seems to be no difference. She has had the illness for the past about 7 days and I don't know what to do. [​IMG] Any ideas of what to do ??
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    The pale comb may not be an issue...birds this time of year tend to look kind of dingy with molt coming on. The not drinking or eating is concerning, though. How old is she?
     
  3. morganfamily6

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    she is about 3
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    When was the last time she laid an egg?
    How does her abdomen feel?
    What does her poop look like?
    Is she standing, sitting, laying down?
    Any respiratory symptoms?

    Can you post some photos?
     
  5. morganfamily6

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  6. morganfamily6

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    sorry for the bad quality
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  7. morganfamily6

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    She last laid an egg about 8 days ago
     
  8. Justagurllll

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    Is she laying down a lot? The last time one of my hens acted off .. she was laying down and wasn't out scratching with the rest of the hens. I racked my brain and realized her crop wasn't empty even though she hadn't eaten all day. Sour crop could be an issue but I also had a hen that was being weird all day and kept laying down and she was egg bound. Is she showing any other symptoms?
     
  9. morganfamily6

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    I'm not sure but if she has sour crop what can I give her anything to kill the sour crop ?
     
  10. morganfamily6

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    she doesn't seem to be laying down
     

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