Droopy Comb and Lethargic Hen

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  1. NHChickengirl

    NHChickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 1 yr old White Leghorn Hen that stopped laying a week or so ago. I thought she was Broody because of the NH weather changes. Then her Comb got droopy and she had greenish poop stuck to her butt. I washed it all off twice now and she wasn't clogged up. No lumps in her throat / crop either. Last night she returned to the coop after a day foraging and just laid down on the floor and wouldn't roost with the rest of the girls. This morning
    I quarantined her after washing off her butt again. She is very lethargic and skinny. I offered her yogurt and electrolyte in her water but she is just laying on the floor of her cage. I had to go to work but didn't want the rest of the girls to peck her so I moved her to her own space. Should a force feed her tonight when I get home to make sure she is getting fluids? Help this is my first ever sick chicken.. Thanks
     
  2. Mercilless

    Mercilless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she ate something else that is poisonous, or a sudden weather change in your place that affect her body,

    Maybe you should try to visit your nearest poultry farm supply for meds/antibiotics regards the symptoms of your chicken

    And lastly separate her from the others.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Hope you have been able to find help in the Emergencies section for your hen.
     
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  7. bozyboo

    bozyboo Out Of The Brooder

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    so, what happened with your lethargic hen with green poo and droopy comb? 1 of my 5 backyard birds has had same issue for 3 days
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This is an old thread and thread starter has not been back.

    The best advice I can give you is to post in detail at the "emergencies,diseases, injuries, cures," thread. Your hen may not have what the other one did at all. Birds can worsen rapidly, it's not good to wait.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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