I need some ideas please from more experienced chicken keepers.
I have a young Buckeye, just started laying this fall. Hatched May. Bottom of the pecking order. Petite gal.
I pulled her out of the flock and have her inside. I noticed she seemed weak, was having greenish diarrhea, and poo all stuck down her backside. She just wanted to lay leaning to one side with her wings drooping, listless, eyes closed.
I have electrolytes in her water, offered her scrambled egg, yogurt, oatmeal.
She is eating and drinking more now, but still having green poo with water She has had 2 firmer poos now, one tan.
**actually doing a little better. Standing, eating more and drinking *alot, Alert and oriented.
She has crumble and is pecking at that.
She has eaten a couple grapes and some bread.
I have checked her for being eggbound. Honestly, I did not palpate anything striking but I have never had to do this before.
I have researched dehydration, starvation, vent gleet, fungal infection.
I gave her a crushed tum to boost her calcium.
I cleaned the hen house. No other birds affected.
Last night I bathed her and she seemed appreciative and I think she actually enjoyed the hairdryer. First for everything.
Any ideas what what is ACTUALLY going on here?
Again, she is the bottom of the pecking order and it has been cold outside. I open hen doors but they all rather hang inside the coop. Could she have been bullied away from food and water? Is there something bigger I am missing?
Edited by freedom chick - 2/2/16 at 8:05am