Things have gone bad here. Our sick hen that we treated with ivermectin is not dead, but she is not improving yet, either. We just continue with the usual force-feeding tiny amounts, moving her in each night.
Today I noticed another hen, sitting hunched on the ground, eyes closed, head drooping. This one will get up and run away, and occasionally acts normal, but much of the day she is hunched.
I am reading about ulcerative enteritis, cholera, avian flu and other horrible diseases.
If any more start going down, I will be tempted to take one to a vet for a diagnosis so I know if I have to cull the whole flock, or just find the right drug.
It is frustrating not knowing what to do!