VERY SICK CHICKEN!!! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thechickengang, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. thechickengang

    thechickengang New Egg

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    So today my lovely dutch bantam didnt leave the coop (that i know of) and went to the nesting box. I found her there and she was lying on her side, feathers fluffed up. I tried giving her water but she would not take it, or and corn, pellets, even yoghurt. I put her in a cardboard box in the garage separtated from the others, so she would be warm and safe, but she started spasaming. Now she is laying on her side in the cardboard box and there seems to be a brown liquid dripping from her beak? Please help :(
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it sounds a little gross but did you smell the fluid? I'm no expert by any means of the word but it kinda sounds like sour crop.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the spasming but the brown liquid.
     
  4. thechickengang

    thechickengang New Egg

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    It does smell a bit bad, but not very strong. I was thinking sour crop too but i wasnt sure
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does her crop feel squishy?
     
  6. thechickengang

    thechickengang New Egg

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    Sorry to say she has just passed away. :( thanks for your help though
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep no problem and I'm sorry about your chicken you can bag her and keep her cold to send to the state vet or some where I'll try to find what it is but they can do an autopsy and tell you exactly what made her so ill.
     

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