AUSTRALIAN POULTRY FORUM™

The Largest Poultry Forum in the world - New Members Welcome
It is Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:04 pm

All times are UTC + 10 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sick and sad chook
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:19 am 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:43 pm
Posts: 2
Hello from Brisbane - advice of any sort please.
I have four chooks, two Australorps and two Isa Browns, all less than a year old. They have been happy and healthy to date and all producing well. They have a fenced coop area, with a lockable, former aviary for night care. I regularly let them out to free range in a large garden. Now one of the Isas has become very listless and is evidently losing condition rapidly. Her comb has flopped over to one side, she walks around very slowly, wings slightly raised. After four or five steps, she just flops onto the ground - as if she is ever so weary. She is still eating, though not as vigorously as her mates who all seem in the best of health. When she flops to the ground she pecks around. Her poo isn't unusual. One of the Australorps has a bit of diarrhoea recently, but it didn't seem to bother her. I have now wormed all four, given the coop an extra clean out, dusted for mites ... but she's not responding yet. They get the best quality grain supplemented with greens etc. Any ideas?


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Sick and sad chook
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:14 pm 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:24 pm
Posts: 3
She may have rickets have a look at this topic as it helped me 12 months ago viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2537 good luck.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours


Who is on the Forum

Users browsing this forum: 70%cocoa, andrewschookz, Ben Newton, Cackles, caladenia, cc's poultry, Chicken07, Cordelia, Danny, FowlMan, Fraggle, HAPPYHENS, Katy, MattsGuineas, mycoola, Olivia N, P_Edwards, Pam, Podgie, redjohanna, sue55, T.A.S.S™ [Bot] and 5379916 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Software by phpBB Group

A.P.F - Australian Poultry Forum TM 1566349 all rights reserved 2004 - 2018

APF supports

Stop Forum Spam