Okay thanks so much @azygousDon't place too much significance on the poop appearance. Behavior will be a better guide.
Poop can give us small clues in itself, such as if it's very watery with green chunks in it, very watery, brown and very smelly, very watery and mostly clear, or very scant and small. But as long as a hen is behaving normally, even these poop signs can be nothing more than a transient phenomenon.
A chicken that has lost a lot of weight will quickly regain it once they recover. A few months ago, I thought I had a two-year old Golden sex-link that was about to die. Her comb went so pale it looked like spoiled lunch meat, and she became so emaciated, I doubt she weighed even a pound, just skin and bones. She recovered and is now back to her fighting weight of around four pounds. It didn't take her long once she got her appetite back.
I have another hen currently that is normally petite, and she's now in the process of regaining her appetite and weight. As your hen becomes stronger, her appetite will gradually improve, and the weight will come back on. But you can get her headed in the right direction with special feedings of tofu, egg, fish, and other high protein foods. Poultry Nutri-drench is an important aid in getting a hen's strength to return, as well.
Your story about saving your hen helps me feel like my hen has a fighting chance of getting better!
This hen, I just noticed, the outline and ridge of her comb is pale…..I had a hen, a while ago, diagnosed with egg Peritonitis and her comb and wattles went almost white, she sadly died..
I can only order the Baytril, which may take a week maximum to arrive….Is there any other antibiotic for chickens which is also good, that I might be able to get today or sooner?
I don’t think these antibiotics would be good….
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