Wellsummer hen not feeling MAMA PASSED AWAY :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vnploveschickens, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello Everyone and thanks in advance for your advice.

    Mama, who I estimate to be about 8 months, is not feeling well. About 10 days ago, she started moving in slow motion, not eating as much, not greeting us, not "talking" as much. So we brought her in, quieter, warmer, but still doesn't seem to be eating well. She's got water with vitamins/electrolytes which she does drink, a small dish of layer crumbles, another with scrambled egg & soft rice, another with yogurt. She is picking but it doesn't look like anything is really being eaten. One thing she has been doing is trilling and I don't know what that might mean.

    About 2 months ago, Mama looked like she was eggbound, so we brought her in. We did the warm bath, massage, and oiling the vent several times. I never felt an egg during the massage. She finally pooped some yucky green plant-like stuff several times. She felt better, started eating, squawking, walking around. So we put her back in the coop with Herman, brown leghorn rooster about 5 months old now, and Hawk, our Ameracauna pullet about 8 months old now. Mama started laying her eggs about 1-1/2 weeks later.

    Everything has been fine and normal till now. What else should I be doing? We are worried and scared. We don't want to lose her. [​IMG]
    Mama is one of our first pullets we got in Sept 2008.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    So sorry to hear about this poor girl's decline.

    I recently lost a 10-month old pullet to worms. She'd had roundworms for a long time (as evidenced by water-y poop) but we didn't know it. She also got coccidiosis, which we treated her for. Unfortunately we didn't catch the worms in time and it was fatal for her.

    Have you examined her fecal matter for possible signs of parasites or blood?

    You're doing the right thing by keeping her quiet and giving her yogurt, electrolytes, and water.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Does she walk like a penguin? If so, then she may be egg impacted somewhere.

    I agree with Jenn, best to keep her quiet and hope for the best!
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you are doing the right thing.

    Could she have an impacted crop?
     
  5. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mama passed away last night. She was breathing hard with her beak open. She fell over about midnight. We loved her alot and will miss her antics.

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  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that she passed away. Hugs to you & your family for loving this little girl so much.
     
  7. EweSheep

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  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] soooo sorry. [​IMG]
     
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I am so sorry. I just recently lost my 2 yr old black langshan roo that was my baby.....
    I still don't know what he got sick and passed.
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  10. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    Sorry about mama.
     

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