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Sick Ameracauna Hen

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My Year-Old Ameracauna Hen is very sick, she has been lethargic and droopy all day. She expelled a yellow liquid from her vent. The liquid looks similar to snot during a sinus infection. Not sure how she is sick or what to do, please help!!
post #2 of 4
It sounds like she could have coccidiosis, or possibly have had an egg break inside. Post a picture of her droppins if she does it again. E. coli infections can also cause bright yellow droppings. Has she been drinking or eating? Symptoms of coccidiosis are sleepiness, hunched posture, refusing to eat, diarrhea with mucus or sometimes blood. Treatment is Corid (amprollium) in the water for 5 days. A vet can do a fecal test to look for coccidia or worms. Can you feel inside her vent an inch or two for a stuck egg or broken egg? Use a disposable glove if possible. Give her fluids with electolytes and vitamins, start on some Corid if you think it is cocci. Corid dosage is 1 1/2 tsp of Corid powder per gallon of water for 5 days. It is found in feed stores, cattle medicines.
Edited by Eggcessive - 4/17/16 at 3:45pm
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She only drinks if we give to her with a dropper, I felt in her vent about an inch in for an egg but didn't feel anything. Would avian antibiotics help her at all?
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It depends on what is wrong. In coccidiosis, for instance, Corid which is not an antibiotic is good to use since it treats all 9 or more known chicken strains of cocci. Sulmet and sulfadimethoxine will treat the worst strains of cocci, plus some other intestinal and respiratory diseases. E.coli is best treated with antibiotics that treat gram negative bacteria, and very few feed store drugs do. Neomycin does, but a vet may save some time guessing what's wrong. Personally if I couldn't see a vet, I would treat her with either Corid or Sulmet. Look in the cattle medicines at feed stores for those. Tube or crop feeding may be something you would want to try to get fluids into her. There is a good thread in the search bar at the top of this page by typing in "go team tube feeding."
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