I have a female chicken road island red that in the past 2 weeks has taken ill. She is still drinking and eating but won't stand up and is feeling skinny. I have brought her in the house and have been giving her vetrx and poultry boosters and it just doesn't seem to be helping. I put her back outside with her friends ( I have 9 chickens total) and they won't leave her alone they keep pecking at her. So I brought her back in. She just lays down. We believe she's still having bowel movements. We have seen little bits of them not alot although. We was told she possibly has an egg in her that's stuck? Need help. She's about 3 we believe.
Welcome To BYCI have tried deworming the whole flock about 2 months ago. I haven't tried scrambled eggs or tuna yet. That's good to hear if she was egg bound she would of passed away by now. She is still eating some food. We are feeding her layer food and cracked corn.
I'm sorry to hear about your hen.
Can you post some photos of her and the poop?
She's still eating/drinking, but you aren't sure if she's still pooping?
Have you felt of her abdomen (below the vent between the legs) for any bloat, swelling or feeling of fluid?
You tried deworming a couple of months ago - were you having issues then (were there symptoms that prompted the attempt at deworming)? What dewormer and dosage did you use?
Have you added any new birds to your flock in the last 30 days?
At 3 years of age - is she molting?
Was she laying eggs consistently up until 2 weeks ago when she became ill?
I would try to get her hydrated. A fecal float is a good idea if you have a vet that can perform one. I would check her crop to make sure it's empty in the morning before she eats/drinks (it should be empty after a night of sleeping).
Look forward to more information and photos.