What is wrong with my chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haileesherd, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. haileesherd

    haileesherd In the Brooder

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew what could be wrong with my 4 month old RIR bantam. He is kind of just sitting there, closing his eyes, with his tail down. He is shaking a little like he is cold but it is 90 degrees out. He had a green, runny stool. He is normally active, so I know something is wrong. You can tell he is sick by his eyes. What can I do to help him and what is wrong? Thanks everyone.
     

  2. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Songster

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    What's the temperature like there? Are there any other symptoms? Is it possible he's overheated and dehydrated?
     
  3. haileesherd

    haileesherd In the Brooder

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    It's about 90 degrees here. I put him next to water and he drank. He isn't really hungry. Right now he is just roosting, with his eyes closed.
     
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  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Look him over really good for lice and or mites. Around his vent - does he have small clumps of poo looking material stuck to his feathers? If so, he possibly/probably has a lice infestation. Dust him with Sevin 5% dust or give him a bath in Dawn dishwashing det. Retreat him in 7 days.
     

  5. haileesherd

    haileesherd In the Brooder

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    Nope, I'm pretty sure he doesn't have lice or mites. I just don't want the other chickens to catch whatever he has.
     
  6. TheFarmMama

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    Green diarrhea can mean several different things. I wish I could help you more-hopefully someone else will have an answer for your little guy. Best of luck!
     
  7. haileesherd

    haileesherd In the Brooder

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    He doesn't seem to have green diarrhea anymore. Just once.
     

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