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Sick Hen with Pale Comb and Runny Stool

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I came home from a 10 day vacation (I'm not sure how long this illness has been going on) to see my New Hampshire hen looking a little off.  She still goes out with the others, but she lays down a lot and isn't her usual bossy annoying self.  When she walks she has her normal posture.  She just looks 'off'.  Her comb is very pale and I saw her poop a very watery poop this morning.  Her crop feels a little squishier than my other girls this morning as well.  Any ideas on what it is and how I should treat it?  I'm going to separate her later today if I can find somewhere to put her so I can monitor her food/water intake.

 

Also, she is still laying.


Edited by thehappynunu - 6/18/13 at 7:38am

Mother to 8 spoiled hens - 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Leghorn, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Welsummer, and 1 Dominique! 

 

Also the slave of a Labrador Mix, a very friendly housecat, and 20 or so Mini Rex Rabbits.

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Mother to 8 spoiled hens - 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Leghorn, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Welsummer, and 1 Dominique! 

 

Also the slave of a Labrador Mix, a very friendly housecat, and 20 or so Mini Rex Rabbits.

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Could she have  sour crop?
 

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Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

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I was thinking that too, but she doesn't seem to be acting like my last hen who had that....gosh I hope it isn't sour crop again!

Mother to 8 spoiled hens - 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Leghorn, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Welsummer, and 1 Dominique! 

 

Also the slave of a Labrador Mix, a very friendly housecat, and 20 or so Mini Rex Rabbits.

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Mother to 8 spoiled hens - 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Leghorn, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Welsummer, and 1 Dominique! 

 

Also the slave of a Labrador Mix, a very friendly housecat, and 20 or so Mini Rex Rabbits.

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If she were mine I would start by de-worming her with Fenbendazole 10% (Safegaurd or Panacur, liquid or paste) 50mg/kg by mouth and repeat in ten days. I would also dust her for mites/lice.

-Kathy
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