7 yr old lethargic Sussex

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tarin89, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Tarin89

    Tarin89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a seven-year-old Sussex . Two days ago we noticed she was walking very slow . She has green loose stool and is barely eating . She seems very thin and her right wing is drooping . could it be old age ? What can I do besides electrolytes .
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    I'm sorry you're having trouble.
    Do you feel any swelling around the abdomen or bloat?
    Is your hen still laying eggs?

    At 7yrs old, her symptoms could very well be age related. Green poop can be an indication of not enough nutrition - older hens can sometimes stop absorbing nutrients even if they have a very good diet.

    Do the best you can. Try to keep her hydrated, offering electrolytes and/or vitamins. See if she will eat some wet feed or chopped egg or tuna.

    Let us know how she's doing.
     

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