Monday, 28 April 2008

Sick chick

Back from the Vet. Poor Lydia is a sick little chicken.

She's not broody, she's not egg bound, she's very unwell. Vet ruled out a number of things (worms, impacted/sour crop, etc etc). There are a number of causes for the symptoms she has, and it's impossible to tell exactly what it is yet.

She's on penicillin for the next 7 days (assuming, of course.....),I've got to weigh her every day to see whether she's losing weight, change immediately to Growers rations rather than Layers rations, and tkae her back to the Vet on Thursday morning for a review.

The good news is that she isn't in any pain or discomfort. Obviously if she had been, I'd have asked him to put her to sleep there and then.


  1. Sorry to hear about Lydia, Hazel

    COuld she have sterile peritonitis? My hen had it 4 times and it was cleared up with Noroclav.

    Hope she is better soon. You are doing all you can for her

  2. Thanks Christian.
    I don't think it's peritonitis, as her absomen isn't swollen with fluid. The Vet gave her a pretty thorough exam when I took her in. However, I'm not ruling anything out, and I'll ask him about it when I see him again on Thursday