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Chicken acting normal with diarrehea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by andrea289, May 5, 2017.

  1. andrea289

    andrea289 Just Hatched

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    I have a 7 month of hen that started acting strange 5 days ago. At first she was fine, then two of my chickens got out and found some new bales of hay that I had delivered. I got the chickens back in, but that afternoon she started going off by herself. I started watching her and discovered she had diarrhea. I gave her some probiotic yogurt, then by the next day she was acting normal again except for not laying any eggs. She has been a consist layer for a few months. All the other chickens are fine. She hasn't laid in 5 days, and I'm getting a little worried. Is there anything I need to look out for or just wait and see?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Is her crop emptying overnight?

    Feel the crop when she goes to roost, then first then in the morning before eating/drinking. At night should be full, morning empty.
     
  3. andrea289

    andrea289 Just Hatched

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    As far as I can tell, she is emptying it. I'm a fairly new chicken owner and I've never had any issues with them before.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos of the poop?
    What are you feeding?
    How old is she?

    They can take a break from laying eggs occasionally. Keep watch on her for symptoms like not eating/drinking, lethargy or weight loss.
     
  5. andrea289

    andrea289 Just Hatched

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    She no longer has diarrhea. She's eating and drinking normal. She has started standing around with her tail down. I'm feeding her organic feed and they free range in my yard.
     
  6. andrea289

    andrea289 Just Hatched

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    She's 70 months old. She almost looks like she depressed but perks up if I give mealworms
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    70?

    Could she be egg bound?
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    MEAL worms can be like crack to chickens.
    meaning they will do anything for them.[​IMG]
     
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  9. andrea289

    andrea289 Just Hatched

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    7 months not 70
     
  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    have you tried soaking her in a warm epsom salt bath
    or felt inside of her vent for an egg?
     

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