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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:08 pm 
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I'm pretty sure my gorgeous girl is really unwell. I'm worried now she might not survive the night. About a week ago she seemed puffed up and lethargic. I thought it might have been an impacted crop - not a huge crop but what was in there felt really firm. I gave her several doses of olive oil and she seemed a little brighter. She hasn't been herself all week - not really any better but no worse either. I saw a couple of loose poops and a couple of formed ones that I knew were hers. I havent seen her take more than a couple of bites of anything. In part I thought that was because the others have been picking on her since she's been sick.

Today when I got home she was really lethargic and hunched up. I picked her up (which she didn't struggle with) and I am really shocked at how skinny she is. All I can feel is the keel bone - almost no muscle. It's obvious this has been brewing longer than I thought.

I have separated her to provide her own food and water but now I am worried I will stress her more by separating her. If she's not going to make it anyway should I put her back with the others to ease her anxiety? I doubt she's contagious because she's been with the others all this time and no one one else looks sick.

She is a 22 week barred rock and has not started laying yet.

I'm so distressed about losing one of my babies but is she is going I'd like to make her as comfortable as possible.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:48 pm 
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without meaning to be cruel, she is probably beyond anxiety at moment

make her as comfortable as you can and let her pass in peace

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:10 pm 
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caladenia wrote:
without meaning to be cruel, she is probably beyond anxiety at moment

make her as comfortable as you can and let her pass in peace

hugs


Thankyou. That helps a lot.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Any news? I hope your okay

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