Hi, Ive had my 3 hens for a month now, from a free range rescue and we are getting used to each other nicely. Ive noticed that one of my girls is around half the weight of the other 2 and she even turned down grapes on Friday (today is Sunday). She produced a white, foamy poo as well.
Ive brought some of the medicated wormer (incase the herbal one I tried wasnt any good) and to get her to eat it I put it in with some olive oil and meal worms. They disappeared ASAP so I allowed her to have a dozen or more and later on she had some of the high energy bird seed mixture Ive got. I kind of thought that anything that gets her strength up is good - I really thought I might find her dead in the morning.
This morning she actually jumped out of the house when I opened the lid! I really hope Im on to a winner but does anyone more experienced have any thoughts? Should I continue to give her whatever she will eat for a while to get some weight on? I havent seen any more 'pooing' sorry! but at least I know some food has gone in.
Ive also got a tonic to put in their water today.