Concerned about a chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AQHA1998, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. AQHA1998

    AQHA1998 New Egg

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    I have no idea what is wrong with one of my hens... Her head and legs have turned a yellow color, she is all puffed out, and she is becoming more lethargic day by day... Any ideas as to what this is?
     
  2. hensintheHOUse

    hensintheHOUse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.avianweb.com/chickendiseases.html

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    if you can take her to an avian vet, it would be the best.

    If you don't have any around your area, then I hope some experts can help you as soon as possible.
    It sounds very urgent.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. With skin turning yellow it could be a sign of liver disease. In chickens who are internal layers or who have egg yolk peritonitis, this can happen. Is her abdomen full like there is fluid collecting. Had she ever been overweight? Fatty liver disease is common i overweight chickens. Here is a link to read: http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/11/fatty-liver-diseases-in-backyard.html
     

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