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droopy wings, tail and breathing hard

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Have a hen that lets her wings and tail droop and seems to be breathing hard. Comb is droopy and pale too.. She eats and drinks but some times closes her eyes whole standing there. Obviously not acting like she should. She is about 5 years old. Any ideas?

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Is the avian flu in your area?

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Not from what I can find at the moment. Hasn't been reported in the state.

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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She went quick. Seemed normal yesterday.

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Sorry for your loss. There are many ailments that a 5 year old hen could suffer from. The drooping wings and tail, and acting lethargic are universal signs of a poor feeling chicking. Dehydration, several different reproductive disorders including internal laying, egg yolk peritonitis, ascites, crop problems, and heart failure are common. Your state vet could perform a necropsy on her if you refrigerate her body and ship it to them. Some things can be discovered with your own necropsy at home. Many people here can look at pictures to help you .
Edited by Eggcessive - 4/20/16 at 5:14pm
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