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Hey everyone!! I have chickens, ducks, and quail !! I currently have a hen that is acting very strange. She will not get off the porch. She has poop on her bottom because her poop is very runny. I felt for a bound egg and I didn't feel one. She stands on the porch with her tail feathers drooping. Her comb is bright red. When I annoy her she picks her tail up like normal. We haven't lost any birds lately. She sometimes stand with one foot knuckled over but she walks fine and there does not appear to be anything wrong with the foot. I fed her some meal worms and she ate those. I think* her poop is greenish but not 100% sure that it is hers .. As I have other birds

I would greatly appreciate any help and advice ! Thanks !!
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have an under the weather hen hugs.gif Have you wormed her lately? Could you get a pic of the poop? Please do pop by the emergency injury disease cure section of the forum, I'm sure members there will be able to help you. Here is the link - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
Give as much detail as you can as in how old, when she last laid an egg what breed what she is fed. The more you can give the better it helps other members to help you and your hen.

Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope she is well agian soon fl.gif
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:welcome

 

Yorkshire coop has given you some good advice. I hope the experts over on the emergency forum can help you get her back to good health.

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Hope when you come back on line you can follow up on the suggestions given to you.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

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Hi - No i have not made her mad. She is quite docile and friendly. Last night I felt her crop and i DID feel stuff in it. It felt gritty. So I gave her some water with coconut oil and massaged it. She honestly seemed to enjoy the massaging. I saw a video of how you can make them empty their crop (throw up basically) - have you ever hear of this?

I gave her the coconut oil and water last night and this morning it was still full. 

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:welcome I agree with the advice about posting in the Emergency section, best of luck to you.

Elizabeth

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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