droopy wings, tail and breathing hard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RonC, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a hen that lets her wings and tail droop and seems to be breathing hard. Comb is droopy and pale too.. She eats and drinks but some times closes her eyes whole standing there. Obviously not acting like she should. She is about 5 years old. Any ideas?
     
  2. Ourpeeps123

    Ourpeeps123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the avian flu in your area?
     
  3. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not from what I can find at the moment. Hasn't been reported in the state.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She went quick. Seemed normal yesterday.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. There are many ailments that a 5 year old hen could suffer from. The drooping wings and tail, and acting lethargic are universal signs of a poor feeling chicking. Dehydration, several different reproductive disorders including internal laying, egg yolk peritonitis, ascites, crop problems, and heart failure are common. Your state vet could perform a necropsy on her if you refrigerate her body and ship it to them. Some things can be discovered with your own necropsy at home. Many people here can look at pictures to help you .
     
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