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    Very thin hen - concerned

    Hello everyone! One of the chickens I raised on my property, who has since reverted into living / being fully wild on the property / in the neighborhood, yet still around my home at least once a day and docile enough to allow me to pick her up, has become very thin. Observing her, she doesn't...
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    Soft shelled eggs. Lash material? Reproductive illness? Ascites?

    Aloha everyone! My sweet 2.5 year old RIR hen, Oia, had a swollen abdomen for at least a couple months that had her having soft poops, eating less, and loss of muscle mass. Her sister died in November from reproductive illness :( Oia seemed to be getting more unwell as her abdomen enlarged, and...
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    Visible eye worms in month old baby chicken :(

    Yes, I still have chickens, but the whole reason I got into raising them was because I rescued a wild baby chick and picked up a couple more from the hatchery so they had a little flock to grow up with, plus there's plenty wild chickens that roam my yard :) and many babies have been raised! I...
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    Visible eye worms in month old baby chicken :(

    Aloha @TropicalBabies ! It would be helpful for you to pick them up and inspect them as much as possible - sometimes they have worms and you can't see them, but eventually you will if they do. The issue with eye worms is that if they scratch at their eyes they can get them infected! I see you...
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    Swollen/Puffy Abdomens in Hens

    Have they shown any further symptoms of anything?
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    Ascites - full recovery

    Curious if the ascites ever come back for her?
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    She would LOVE some live mealworms... fantastic idea, thank you! I will look into it! She is doing good since starting up again on another round of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, after a few days ago when I took her off the meds which resulted in her seeming to decline a bit for those...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Another update. I't been two days without antibiotics and four days without anti-inflammatories and Nani has lost weight both days and is now back down to 2.113 pounds from her high of 2.138 a few days ago. She was still eating yesterday when she was foraging mostly, but notably lost as much of...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Oh yes! And I want to start giving her probiotics to make up for what was lost from her antibiotic treatment - is apple cider vinegar sufficient or any other recommendations? I prefer to stay away from dairy. The digestive enzymes I got her have probiotics in them as well supposedly which is...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Aloha everyone! Just a quick update. Nani has finished one week of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories and seems to be doing better, in that she is eating more on her own and is even eating wet starter crumble feed - yay!! :ya She is weighing in at 2.138 pounds, a bit up from her lowest of 2.10...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    Her antibiotic is Clavamox, 125mg every 12 hours, and her antibiotic is Metacam, '25 pound' dose every 12 hours (which is a dosage specific to this medicine - I would say it's roughly a couple CC's but I can double-check and add in that info here later). She was at her lowest 2.10 pounds, and...
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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis Diagnosis - does she have a chance?

    I haven't noticed it filling up and expelling gas like it did that one bizarre night, though her crop is still a little bubble when I wake up but she's eating/pooping normally and because the vet tried to sample fluid when it was around the same size and it turned out to be empty, I'm not...
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    Impacted crop on a severely underweight hen - how to treat?

    Thank you so much for your heartfelt post :) I love Nani so much, she's the sweetest hen who I've never seen bully any other chicken or get bullied - she is amazing! It's definitely been difficult/emotional for me, and at this point I do feel some relief to understand her situation slightly...
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