My 1.5 yr old hen stopped laying this summer for no apparent reason. She has been eating, drinking and pooping normally up to about a month ago where I noticed runny poo under the roosting board and occasionally, pinkish fleshy material. (not intestinal shedding, Sorry no pics) I have never been positive it came from her, as I have had another hen with laying issues, who after taking her to the vet, I treated successfully and she has recovered, however never resumed laying:(
Anyway, the sick hen has been quite lethargic for about 2 days, so I brought her in the house. Noticed right away that she is very thin!! I gave her some electrolytes in her water, mixed some crumble with scrambled egg and warm water and she ate and drank all of it. I have noticed that she is drinking A LOT!! When she has pooped I can hear it explosively coming out of her, no odor really. It looks like pure water with small bits of dark green. Difficult to add pictures of it as she is in a dog crate and it is all being absorbed by the pine shavings. I will attempt with her next poo to get a pic of it. I have massaged her very full crop, without difficulty and the crop seemed to be fine and respond to a reduced size after massage. No breath odor noticed.
In spite of her eating, she is not absorbing any nutrition and literally wasting away.
Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks for any help!