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Mother hen with diarhea and no color in comb or feet

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I have a mother hen who has just had her chicks hatching yesterday and today. She has been healthy up until this point, as far as I can tell. She started to have extra smelly poop a few days ago, but nothing out of the ordinary. Today, I found her sitting in a large amount of green diarrhea and with very little color to her comb, ear lobes, or feet.

 

I removed her from the coop to clean beneath her (to avoid the chicks spending too much time wallowing in it) and they all seem fine. As I was holding her while my sister performed clean-up duty, she had a projectile diarrhea episode that was very liquidy and green. It did have a small blob of white to it as well. About five minutes afterward, she dropped a smaller amount of very dark poop that was more solid, but still extremely wet and with a little bit of blood in it.


When I put her back in the coop, she quickly ran to cover her babies, and she ate a little food that I gave her, but she did not drink anything.

 

Any ideas on what could be wrong with her and what I should do to keep her healthy? This has never happened before, and she is my best mama hen. I really want to keep her alive!

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

 

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

9 hatchery and mutt hens

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

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