Black tips on comb and runny poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CCUK, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    I have a 3 1/2yrs old Warren hen. She hasn't been herself recently. She has been lethargic and withdrawn for a few days. She eats very sparsely and doesn't drink alot. Her crop is quite baggy. I can feel some food and fluids in there. No noticeable smell. Her poop has been runny and started making a bit of a mess on her feathers. And her comb is looking a bit weird. It has black tips and has a purple blotch on it. I'm not sure if it's frostbite. It has been cold a couple of weeks back but not recently. She hasn't had any problems with the other hens but I have taken her out onto my lawn where there is grass and she is quite happy but very slowly walking around having a scratch and the odd peck. She didn’t seem overly bothered about chopped egg?
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    Any help/ideas/suggestions much appreciated.
     
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  2. Duck Lover88

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    the black tips are frostbite... not sure why she is acting weird tho
     
  3. Sublight

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    My rooster has black tips. Will it go away, or is it permanent.?
     
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  4. Duck Lover88

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    I'm pretty sure its permeant altho it might fade
     
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  5. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    I just found a poop. I'm not sure if it's hers but it was where she was in the garden.
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    It doesn't look good to me.
     
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  6. CCUK

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    This is definitely hers.
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  9. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    Thankyou. No she is the same type but I got her POL at 16 weeks. I've seen the chart but nothing seems to look similar. I keep thinking peritonitis but she hasn't layed in so long, over a year. Her abdomen isn't swollen either.
     
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  10. Clemmy

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    deffs frostbite- rub some vaseline on it to protect the comb, but I don't know why she is acting odd.
     
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