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    Scrambles the Wonder Chicken is seriously ill

    I finally found a chicken vet and they eliminated a lot of things, but we did blood work and I'm giving her two types of medicine and force feeding her four times a day. She is a pet, so don't do the chicken stew thing.

    I have had her since she was 2 weeks old.

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    Chickens get flus and bronchitis just like humans. Also a couple unpleasant parasites (notably coccidiosis).

    It's important they get grit or access to soil/dirt to avoid "sour crop" or impaction. This time of year if they eat a lot of grass it can be the problem. That's a common cause of loss of appetite. Bits of crustless white bread soaked in olive oil and massaging the crop gently can get things moving again.

    If you've got a vet on the case you should find out. Good luck.
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    Oh no.....maybe it's just old age ?? Hope scrambles gets better smokey. She already made it through some trauma this year so we know shes tough !!
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    so what are the symptoms ? I'm no vet but have raised poultry for 40 years and have seen a thing or two. I had a Buff Orpington that just passed away at age 12. your birds comb is still red , that's a good sign . when they get dull death is near.

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    Alright them Smoky , get her straightened out.
    She's near celebrity status here...

    Keep her hydrated.
    Not sure of your weather but it's warmest of the year here today/tomorrow.
    She'll need minding in the heat.

    C'mon Scrambles. You got stuff to do yet.
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    Hope She gets better Im an animal lover most animals anyway. Does she lay scrambled eggs lol sorry I had to
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    She is losing weight and listless. Getting two meds and I am tube feeding here. First Snotball the cat Thursday now this. She is better behaved than most dogs and ALL my cats! No parasites.

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    sorry to hear she's not eating . I hope she gets better for you. I've never had luck tube feeding the sick but it's worth trying.
    When I have just one out of the flock sick I always suspect hardware disease. did the doctor x ray her.

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    No xray. There is nothing in the pen that I know of she could have eaten. The other two seem ok. No weight loss on them and Big Red attacked me when I went to feel how heavy her "sister" Buttercup was. Big Red was not amused.

    Scrambles argued with me on this evening's meal. She is keeping it down.

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    Good Luck Smokeythecat!
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    Thanks. Those crazy birds follow me around the yard like puppies. And you have to remember I'm the one who stops traffic so an opossum can cross the road.

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    Hope Scrambles gets to feeling better. I remember when I was a kid, I had a pet chicken also. She would also follow me around, they can be quite loyal and friendly.
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    So wishing Scrambles will be ok. Amazing how they develop personalities.

    I had a friend that had a chicken show up at his place and "adopt" him. He named it Rudy. It would go with him to his framing jobs and strut around the sites and even run dogs off. It was funny as could be to watch him run and strut because he had long red feathers (only on his legs) that would shake and flutter as he ran.
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    Good luck with Scrambles. Birds are great pets. I'm down to just parakeets now ( budgies) but have had a lot of birds over the past few decades. You can get very attached to them.
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    She's still hanging in there...

 

 
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