Another sick hen...loose white poop on feathers but vent clear

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by absinor, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. absinor

    absinor In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2008
    Loose white poop on feathers but vent clear, and she's had lower energy for 2 days that I know of (we were out of town for the weekend).

    She is foraging with the others but is not kicking and pecks half-heartedly.

    Her tail is down somewhat (parallel to the ground) but definitely lower than others.

    I don't feel an egg, but I am a newbie and could be missing the obvious.

    I'm not sure if this one is laying yet. She's about 30 weeks, golden sex link.

    I would like to separate her and see how she's eating and give her electrolytes, etc. But really don't have a good warm place in the house. Can I separate her outside with cover and a lamp? It seems that the stress of being separated is not going to help, so I'm reluctant to do that.

    Any suggestions please? If I were to take her to the vet, does anyone have a ballpark of how much chicken vet bills can run?

    Thanks for any help...

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