Weak, weight loss and pale comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Agod588, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    hello everyone, I’m very concerned about one of my girls! I noticed a couple days ago that she was to weak to fly up into the coop.(about knee high on me, I’m a little over 5 feet) She was acting normal and foraging and eating the food and drinking the water I put out so I just put it off as the cold weather had made it hard to fly up. (We live in central ny and it’s been pretty cold these last few weeks) while feeding tonight I noticed all other girls were up on roost no she was on the floor and her comb is pretty pale.... she was still after the food and squeezed her way into the dish but I’m concerned about her!

    Any help, suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    A picture would help ... Age? Is she laying? Stopped? Poop?
     
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  3. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

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    Pale Comb indicate many things
    •Lice or Mites ( they suck blood and cause anemia)
    • bacterial infection
    • coccidiosis
    • internal worms
    .if you can send more information about symptoms and signs like ..

    Age of bird , eating fine or not? , Poop & how poop is looking watery or bloody ? , active or not ? , behavior ?, vent conditions? , feathers conditions? , crop 1) is it empty or 2) is it full , if she started laying ?, and post some pictures so might be help
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    How old is she? Not getting on the roost is a sign that something is wrong. A pale comb can be from many things, such as not laying eggs, anemia from mites or other, a respiratory problem, or a chronic problem, such as egg yolk peritonitis. Is she currently laying eggs?

    I would give her a thorough check by feeling of her crop to see if it is empty or full, soft, doughy, or puffy. Look her skin around and under the vent and elsewhere for mites or lice. Feel of her breastbone for weight loss, and feel the lower belly for swelling or tightness.

    Offer some Poultry NutriDrench or Poultry Cell 2-3 ml daily a drop or 2 at a time. Offer her some chopped egg and make sure she is eating and drinking. Look at her poops for anything out of the ordinary. Think about taking in some fresh droppings to a vet for a fecal float, to look for worms or coccidiosis.
     
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  5. Agod588

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    Hey guys, so she is a year and 9months old. She started to “molt” (i think) mid to late October and once snow came mid. November she grew her feathers back quick. She is still active just can’t fly up strong. She is in the coop with five other girls which none are laying on a regular basis. Once in a while I’ll get 1-3 eggs but not sure if she is laying.
     
  6. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    Her comb seems to have gained a little color back as of this morning but not as bright as her sisters. 566D475E-3195-49C7-AA11-93D4A3103C54.jpeg
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Does she appear too cold?
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not to sound rude, although your Coop needs a real good cleaning. Possibly Coccidiosis is her trouble.
     
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  9. Agod588

    Agod588 In the Brooder

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    I thought maybe cold also! But didn’t know if bringing her inside was a good idea as I didn’t want her to get to warm or used to the warm and not be able to adjust to the cold well....
     
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  10. Agod588

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    No not rude. I work long hrs before the holidays and my husband works long hrs during the winter so our feather babies unfortunately don’t get all the time they need. I just told my husband this morning that even tho we are buys with the holidays they need our attention asap!
     
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