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My young chicken seems sick..... green poop, lethargic

post #1 of 14
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I think this chicken is about 5 months old.  She (I think) is just sitting around.  She does not run away when I get near her.  She seems to want to sleep a lot.  I know nothing about chickens.  These are mutt chickens that were given to us a while ago.  Other than her laziness, she has no other visable symptons.  Any suggestions?  I could take a picture of her if needed, however she looks fine.  I even saw another hen jump on her back while she was sitting down.sad

Symptoms:
lethargic - does not run away when I approach her
green poop
full crop

hmm


Edited by Hoover67 - 9/9/08 at 10:30am
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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post #2 of 14

Yeah she seems sick. Isolate her from the others. How is her poop? Is she sneezing? Are her feathers ruffled?  Try giving her a bit of yogurt and a hard boiled egg and watch her. She may need some meds. depending on her poop color and consistency. And if she is sneezing or has ruffled feathers.

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post #3 of 14
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No sneezing.  A couple of feathers seem out of place.  I will look at her poop and try to isolate her.  Can I put her in a large dog carrier for the meantime?  I am just sick about this.  My poor daughter goes out almost on the hour to make sure no one is picking on her!

Homeschooling Mom to Six... 7 if you count the full-grown one (DH)!
1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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post #4 of 14
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Here are some pictures that my DD took:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/11245_suc50092.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/11245_suc50094.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/11245_suc50091.jpg

They are a little blurry but maybe someone can help!!:o

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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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post #5 of 14

A dog crate works great to isolate them.

Not sure what could be wrong.

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post #6 of 14
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Its poop is green.  Does that indicate something specific?
Michele

Homeschooling Mom to Six... 7 if you count the full-grown one (DH)!
1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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post #7 of 14
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No improvement.  Is there anything I should do?  I feel terrible for it.  All the others look good!
Michele

Homeschooling Mom to Six... 7 if you count the full-grown one (DH)!
1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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post #8 of 14

if i am not mistaken, green poop can come from organ trouble.
also, from eating blue foods, but that wouldn't cause illness.

God bless your little chicken!  may she recover and flourish.

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post #9 of 14

Green poop can also be due to not eating enough.  Have you monitored her eating and drinking? 

You mentioned, big crop...does it go flat by morning?  If not, she could be impacted.  Nothing else comes to mind at the moment.

Jody

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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hinkjc 

Green poop can also be due to not eating enough.  Have you monitored her eating and drinking? 

You mentioned, big crop...does it go flat by morning?  If not, she could be impacted.  Nothing else comes to mind at the moment.

Jody


Her crop is still very large this morning.  Any suggestions on what to do if the crop is impacted?

Thanks.

Homeschooling Mom to Six... 7 if you count the full-grown one (DH)!
1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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Homeschooling Mom to Six... 7 if you count the full-grown one (DH)!
1 "rescued" dogs, 1 "rescued" cat, 2 fish, 7 mutt chickens (2 Roos that are going into the freezer!), 1 black silkie - "Blackie", 3 silkie chicks, 5 Coturnix - always looking for more, 10 Button Quail, 6 Muscovy ducks!
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