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Originally Posted by constantine View Post

Now I'm wondering if she just has botulism. The temperatures soared pretty high and we had a plague of flies. Maybe she's sick because she ate some flies that had been visiting a decaying carcass?
Originally Posted by centrarchid View Post

What are you feeding her now? If she is not declining further, then consider force feeding here a slurry of chick starter using a syringe and hose. If I am correct you should see a strengthening within minutes. You need to get her to bounce back quickly or let her go.

 

I agree with @centrarchid  Tube feeding her is a very good idea. 

 

You mentioned in an earlier post that the vet gave you Oxymav B (Oxytetracycline hydrochloride 10g/Kg??)  and you treated for worms with Killverm (Levamisole?)   Are you still giving either of these meds to her?  If these did come from the vet, then you may want to give them a call to see if they can advise, since your girl is not improving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by anonymous1960 View Post

Hello, i have three hens who all have syptoms consisting of: weight loss, puffed up, not very active, and seem to be sensitive in the abdominal area. I want to do everything i can for them,but i just can't keep taking every chicken that gets sick to the vet. So if any of you had any other tips, such as homeopathic maybe,that might work. I would reall appreciate it! Thank you
Originally Posted by anonymous1960 View Post

Well see we had a hen a few months ago who had all of the same problems, and we took her to the vet and they said she had a reproductive infection. They gave her sone antibiotics, and she's fine now. But the problem is i cant keep taking every chicken that gets sick to the vet, but i really want to try and help them. I felt they're abdomen and it isn't hard. I'm constantly making sure there isn't any thing in there coop or pen, that they shouldn't eat. As far as they're diet, i give them regular layer feed, cracked corn once in a while, and oats too sometimes. I'd really appreciate any tips you might have, thank you!

 

Hi @anonymous1960

 

Did your vet have a name for the reproductive infection?  Was it something like Salpingitis?

Do your hens lay normal eggs or do you find odd eggs?

Most infections will need to be treated with antibiotics.  Since your vet has already treated one hen, you may want to contact them to see if they can give you meds for the others without an examination.  He will have better meds than you can get off the shelf.  A lot of OTC antibiotics will be leaving the shelves beginning in 2017, so having a relationship with a vet is advisable. 

 

If they have Salpingitis, you treat with Tetracyclines if caught early.  Sometimes antibiotic treatment is short term at best and hens will continue to have problems later in life.

 

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/disorders_of_the_reproductive_system/salpingitis_in_poultry.html?qt=salpingitis&alt=sh

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/03/causes-of-lash-eggs-salpingitis-by.html

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html

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I'm sorry i can't remember the proper name for the infection. But i did try to get more antibiotics, but could not( they were VERY unsympathetic), they said they would need to be looked at before. Even though they have the same exact symptoms. But i found some homeopathic remedies that look pretty promising. So if any of you would like to know what they are i can give you the link.
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Originally Posted by anonymous1960 View Post

I'm sorry i can't remember the proper name for the infection. But i did try to get more antibiotics, but could not( they were VERY unsympathetic), they said they would need to be looked at before. Even though they have the same exact symptoms. But i found some homeopathic remedies that look pretty promising. So if any of you would like to know what they are i can give you the link.


I'm sorry  your vet was not able to help.

 

Yes, homeopathic remedies / alternative medicines are always worth investigating.  Links would be great!

 

Documenting the illness/symptoms you have, the course of treatment you use and posting your progress/results is always helpful. 

 

Keep us posted.

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