Very sick chicken, lethargic with diarrhea

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  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi one of our chickens is very sick. She is lethargic and has not been eating for over 24 hours. Her bottom is a bit rounder than usual, she has green/yellow diarrhea and can't walk properly. What is causing this and what can I do? Today we fed her some milk mixed with yoghurt. Should we try scrambled egg? Have been syringing water into her as well.
     
  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? Is she laying? Are there any other symptoms, coughing, sneezing, runny nose or eyes?
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is almost three years old and has been laying until the start of her illness which was about three days ago. No runny nose or eyes but slight shallow breathing. Thanks!
     
  4. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her bottom being rounder than usual makes me think she may be egg bound. Do you see or have you seen her straining, like she has to poo but cant? When she does go is it alot and is it often?
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having examined her by touch I now think shes eggbound. Thanks for your advice, no she's not straining at all which is strange. Anyway I was thinking of giving her calcium.
     
  6. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no dont give calcium that will not change anything at all. If she is eggbound you may need to turn the egg maually or break it inside of her and make sure all the pieces pass. It happens from time to time, not all that often though, this isnt an issue with vit/min or anything like that. She just got it turned to soon or not soon enough to pass out so now it is sideways and it hurts. Its like giving birth to a baby,,,,sideways,,,, [​IMG]
     
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  9. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your advice. You're right, the calcium did nothing whatsoever. I don't think she'll last much longer and I leave today! [​IMG]
     
  10. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Calcium wont do anything, she doesnt need it. That will help with strengthening the egg shells and bones and that is not the issue.
     

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