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Sick Maran Hen - Mucus, Coughing (?), Runny Stool, Drooping Wings/Tail, Pale Comb

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My Maran started displaying unusual behavior this morning when i went to feed. She was walking similar to an egg bound hen but made this AWFUL squawking noise at regular intervals. I couldn't do much since I had to run to class but when i got home I immediately scooped her up and took her to my bathtub to isolate her.

 

Stool:

 

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2L4RfkPqm4

 

She's also got a shiny beak, like there's clear mucus coming out from her nostrils. Not sure if it's because she just drank water though.

 

I'm putting on gloves and finding my animals-only bottle of lubricant to check if she's egg-bound. If anyone can help me please don't hesitate. I'll update with if there's an egg stuck in her vent.

In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

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In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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post #2 of 22
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Update: clear mucus is coming out of her nose. I'm bathing her in some epsom salt to clean up her vent, but her comb and vent are pale from what I see.

In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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Final update for now: Including pictures of the mucus and the squawking. Behaviorally she's eating, but she's a bit lethargic and her wings/tail are both drooping. She's making that coughing squawk noise, and she's got clear mucus coming from just her nostrils. I've isolated her totally from the flock, and she's in my bathtub with towels and some food and water.

 

Mucus: 

 

Video of squawking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miNg3GtgEAg

In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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Edited by casportpony - 6/21/16 at 8:25am
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What medications do you have? Can you take her to a vet?

-Kathy
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What medications do you have? Can you take her to a vet?

-Kathy

We have dewormer , Epsom salts, and some other over-the-counter stuff but no poultry antibiotics because it's tightly regulated here. I can ask husband to call our poultry vet and schedule an appointment. My current theory is it's avian infectious bronchitis.

In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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In our flock: 1 Holland (Martha), 1 d'Uccle (Coreen), 1 BSL (Ethel), 1 Colombian Wyandotte (Lady), 1 RSL (Daisy), 1 Ancona (Duchess), 1 White Barnyard (Baby), 1 Colloncas (Bluebell), 1 Black Copper Maran (Marguerite)

 

Rest in peace Heather Lynn Nieves (1979-2015). You will be missed.

 

Hippie Stink Soap Co. | Creative Vagabond Studios

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post #9 of 22
Hope you don't mind that I embedded your videos, but I'm on an old iPad and YouTube won't run anymore.

-Kathy
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