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Hen not feeling well, need help diagnosing.

post #1 of 29
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Hi All,

 

I have a BO hen that is acting like she does not feel well.

Symptoms:

- hanging around in the pen while the others are out playing in the yard.

- Eyes closed like she is taking a nap

- Wings kind of dragging.

- Looks like she does not have much energy.

- She over all looks like she does not feel wall at all.

 

I see now visible problems like wounds or anything like that.

 

Does anyone have any idea what she my be suffering from?

 

Thanks

Wife and Mother of 2 boys, 2 cats, a whole bunch of fish, 13 BO hens and 1 BO Rooster (Roy Rooster).
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post #2 of 29

She might be egg bound...

Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
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Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
For by grace ye are saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works ,lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

JESUS is the only way to heaven.NOTHING you DO will get you there!!!!

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post #3 of 29
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She might be egg bound...


I thought about that, but I do not feel any eggs close to her vent. Is it possible she is sick with something?

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post #4 of 29
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caf.gif Is anyone out there...
 

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post #5 of 29

Sometimes you can't feel the egg if it is a soft shelled... I have had tons of experience with egg bound hens..

Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
For by grace ye are saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works ,lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

JESUS is the only way to heaven.NOTHING you DO will get you there!!!!

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Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
For by grace ye are saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works ,lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

JESUS is the only way to heaven.NOTHING you DO will get you there!!!!

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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Beaky Buzzard View Post

Sometimes you can't feel the egg if it is a soft shelled... I have had tons of experience with egg bound hens..


It could be that she is egg bound. I did have a soft shelled egg that was laid today. I give them oyster shells daily,

is there anything else I should give them?

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post #7 of 29

Eggs and yogurt might help. You can  also try Gatorade.

Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
For by grace ye are saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works ,lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

JESUS is the only way to heaven.NOTHING you DO will get you there!!!!

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Marie


     Owner of 4 bantams ,3 buckeye hens,  a Wyandot rooster ,1 rabbit ,and a dog.
For by grace ye are saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works ,lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

JESUS is the only way to heaven.NOTHING you DO will get you there!!!!

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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Beaky Buzzard View Post

Eggs and yogurt might help. You can  also try Gatorade.


Gatorade?? do i put that in the waterer? I have never heard of using gatorade before.

Do you think that it could be cocci? I have pondered that possibility too?

 

What flavor of gatorade do they take to the best? Just wondering?

Wife and Mother of 2 boys, 2 cats, a whole bunch of fish, 13 BO hens and 1 BO Rooster (Roy Rooster).
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post #9 of 29

Dont give her gatorade, it has too much salt, it's not good for chickens.  Yes, she's sick.  Separate her from the others, first of all.

What other symptoms does she have?  Eating, drinking?  Eyes clear, any discharge?  What are her droppings like?  How old is she?

For starters, separate her, and make sure she's eating.  You can buy Vitamin/ electrolyte powder at the feed store, which is the same as

Gatorade, only for chickens and it's not expensive.  Give her whatever she will eat. Warm oatmeal or scrambled eggs, or chopped fruit, or tomato, will tempt

sick chickens, and they must eat, or they will get dehydrated quickly, and then theyare goners. 

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Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

Chief Seattle
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post #10 of 29

It could be cocci and you can either buy Amprol, and give on tsp per gallon in drinking water, or you can give her some medicated chick starter,

which has Amprol in it.  It could also be a lot of other things, but Amprol is very mild and will not hurt her.  Can you give some more symptoms?


Edited by chicknmania - 12/29/12 at 3:59pm
Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

Chief Seattle
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Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

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