Young Hen, Rhode Island Red, Sleeping in Box A Lot and Drooling...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dvg1025, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Dvg1025

    Dvg1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    on the day i left for a camping trip, my dad and sister wanted to let my 4 chickens out for the first time. they seemed ok with the other animlas so they said to just go inside. when we went back out to leave there was one dead chicken, one almost dead chicken, bloodhound chasing one, and one hiding. by the time i left i went from 4 chickens to 2. when i returned they had bought 3 new chickens, one of which is a Rhode Island Red pullet. all i have seen is it sleeping. when i went out to see it again a bit later, it had what i think is drool coming from its beak. i also just recently (about a week beforehand) had a chicken die (5 to 4). im not sure if this is a disease or what... any thoughts?? i dont want to lose this little chicken. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lescas5795

    Lescas5795 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's obviously not feeling well if it sleeping a lot and drooling. That could be a lot of things though. Would need to know more. Is it mucus or just saliva? Is it eating?
     
  3. Lescas5795

    Lescas5795 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any wheezing? From my experience the wheezing and mucus is a respiratory infection.
     
  4. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best of luck
     
  5. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Dvg1025

    Dvg1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the insight (and I meant to post this earlier) but just before I left the house my dad told me it had died. I am gonna keep an eye on the others. I'm hoping there is not a disease in my flock:/
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your problems and losses.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry about your losses :hugs
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Dvg1025, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our group but sorry to hear about your recent losses! Hope you stick with it - best of luck!!
     
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