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A pretty sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ian Patterson, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Ian Patterson

    Ian Patterson New Egg

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    I have a white laying hen that is part of a flock and over the last week it has developed the following symptoms:

    Stopped laying (not sure how long ago)
    Droopy comb but still red
    listless
    Dropped wings and head
    dirty bum
    Clear eyes

    I isolated it a couple of days ago with its own water and food and it seems to be eating and drinking
    and was kind of looking a bit more interested so i thought it was on the mend. I actually wormed it
    as well during this time.
    I let it out yesterday and it seemed to have perked up a bit but as the day progressed today
    it seemed to deteriorate. I just picked it up to put it back in the sick room and it discharged
    yellow fluid from its beek probably about 1/2 a cup.

    Any suggestions other than the chop?

    Cheers

    Ian
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The vomiting could mean that the dying process has started. If she makes it through the night, it's probably something else. Just keep her warm.

    -Kathy
     
  3. Eggcessive

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  4. Ian Patterson

    Ian Patterson New Egg

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    Many thanks to you all but she passed away last night, They say when you have live stock you always
    get dead stock, how true as our girls faid away just from old age generally.
    Just for future is there a tonic that will help if you have a hen that is looking poorly you know like a
    panadol or something. I dont get many sick ones but feel a bit helpless when i do.

    Thanks againg for your help

    Patto
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sorry for you loss. {{{{{{hugs}}}}}

    -Kathy
     
  6. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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