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What's wrong with my bird??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bleepmunk, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Bleepmunk

    Bleepmunk Songster

    May 4, 2009
    I have a cochin that is 4 months old. Lately she has been acting different. She seems droopy/depressed. She seems like she sleeps a lot lately. She still eats and drinks water. I always check my birds for bugs and I treat them and my coop as I was told to faithfully so I know they don't have any bugs. She had some poop stuck on her feathers around her butt so I cleaned her up and dried her off. I brought her in the house so I could watch over her better.One of my other pullets is a bit of a bully and is always picking on her(and my others birds)but she has no injuries....I don't know whats wrong with her....Below are answers to all the questions from the sticky in this thread....

    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Bantam Cochin Pullet, 16 weeks, not sure about her weight

    2) What is the behavior, exactly. She seems droopy/depressed

    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No

    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing that I know of

    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She has been eating grower crumble and pellets

    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny?etc. Normal

    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Vitamins and Electrolytes in the water

    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Would like to treat as much as possible by myself. Don't have a local vet that will treat a chicken.

    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. N/A

    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use. She has stone and dirt in her run and shavings in her coop.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009

  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Last time I had a droopy/depressed hen, she was egg-bound. You may be able to help her, since she's still eating. Go to the link @ the top of the section and look for "eggbound" and see if it fits...Good luck.
  3. Bleepmunk

    Bleepmunk Songster

    May 4, 2009
    She is only 16 weeks and has never layed an egg I just checked her over anyway and she doesn't appear to be eggbound.

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