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We are not sure if she has a bacterial infection or worms? She has been inactive for a couple of days now, she drinks a little bit and will eat a little yogurt. Any ideas?
Edited by Lastuart - 5/26/16 at 8:54pm
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Pending advice from the experts, you may wish to take a look at this link...

 

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/?topic=17568.0

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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:sickEwwwww!!! Poor chicken! I'm so sorry, I wish I could help the poor thing... But I do have one question, Do you know which chicken is pooping that?​

  I ask the Lord to be with me,
As I walked through the dell,
Then came the dark of night,
And the darkness quietly fell.
  Then I trembled in great fear,
As the dark of night hung low,
Then I heard the Father say,
"The darkness is my shadow."
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  I ask the Lord to be with me,
As I walked through the dell,
Then came the dark of night,
And the darkness quietly fell.
  Then I trembled in great fear,
As the dark of night hung low,
Then I heard the Father say,
"The darkness is my shadow."
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Can you give us more details, such as how old she is, if she has been laying eggs recently, if she has lost weight through her breast area or has any swelling in her lower belly, if she has been wormed recently, and if she is hunched or puffed up? Sometimes yellow material in stools can be egg material from internal laying or egg peritonitis.
Edited by Eggcessive - 5/27/16 at 6:12am
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She is a 2 year old (msp) Cochin. We thought she went broody a couple of weeks ago, but it only lasted a day. On Sunday she was running across the yard with a worm in her mouth and the other girls were chasing her. By Monday she was just sitting in the coop on y
The floor. We brought her outside and she just stood there. She has laid one egg in the last couple of weeks. She appears to have lost some body weigh. She does not stand much, just sits with her wings by her side.
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OMG You may have been describing what I had happen last week to my favorite Cochin hen. Diarrea, listlessness, lost weight, no appetite. I didn't rewlize she was sick as she was hiding it. So first thing i did  is quarentine her in my house. She could have worms I'm told , so I promptly wormed the whole flock.  Well she would only eat a little yogurt, and just stand there. I don't mean to wizz on your hopefulness, but my Ohana did a convulsion flopped  over dead. We dissposed of her tiny fluffy body, but I am still left with unanswered  questions.I hope your bird is okl    I never get over losing my babies. Good luck,                                                                                                           

2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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She is a 2 year old (msp) Cochin. We thought she went broody a couple of weeks ago, but it only lasted a day. On Sunday she was running across the yard with a worm in her mouth and the other girls were chasing her. By Monday she was just sitting in the coop on y
The floor. We brought her outside and she just stood there. She has laid one egg in the last couple of weeks. She appears to have lost some body weigh. She does not stand much, just sits with her wings by her side.

It sounds like she may have a problem with internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis possibly. You can try treating her or get vet care to help diagnose it, but if it is that, I would just keep her as comfortable as possible, feed her egg, tuna, and good feed, and let her live out her time. Here is some reading:

http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx

http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/526089/egg-yolk-peritonitis

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