blue tinted comb & diarrhoea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RoxanneC, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. RoxanneC

    RoxanneC In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    One of my 3 ex-battery hens has been having diarrhoea (not sure how long for, I was away when it started but I've been back for 5 days now and it's continued). Last night, an hour or so after they've all usually gone back into the coop, we noticed she was sitting under it & I had to get into the run & put her in myself because she wouldn't move. This morning she hasn't got out of the coop at all she's just been sitting by the entrance (I opened it at 6:45, the other 2 were both out by 7 & it's 10:30 now). Just wondering what it could be & how to help her? Thanks.

    UPDATE: she's not eating and is drinking much less than usual
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  2. alfalahi

    alfalahi In the Brooder

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    put 2 spoons of apple cider vinger asap
     
  3. RoxanneC

    RoxanneC In the Brooder

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    thanks, she actually drank some water after i did that, still only managed to feed her 1 pellet of food but that's an improvement from this morning
     
  4. alfalahi

    alfalahi In the Brooder

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    anytime your hens have diarrhoea treat it with ACV to stop the diarrhoea

    any update of the hen?
     
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  5. RoxanneC

    RoxanneC In the Brooder

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    sadly she died on sunday night, it was very upsetting but we had been warned this may happen to our ex-batts & we’re just glad she had a happy & free last 4 months
     

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