Emergency sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ameraucanas, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 year old hen acting lethargic and poops very little, but when she does, it is really green and watery, and sticks to her vent feathers. She also has a swollen abdomen, and feels a little warmer than the other birds, but not by a lot. I have been thinking it's vent gleet, and have been treating it accordingly (baths everyday for 3 days, 1 dose of epsom salt orally, 3 tablespoons of yogurt once, vinegar in water 1 day, electrolytes in water today). Anyway, she seems to be getting a little better everyday, but so slowly. So, I was wondering if you guys had any tips on how to help her get better faster. Should I keep treating her like this, or should I be doing something differently? Also, do you think it's possible that there could be a secondary infection and that I should be giving her antibiotics? Thanks!
    -Ameraucanas
     
  2. Brookiejo

    Brookiejo Just Hatched

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    Maybe she has parasites. From the sounds of it, it almost sounds like the same case with my moms brahma hen. I would suggest keeping her inside away from the other chickens. And if it's not parasites I would go to the vet.
     
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  3. Brookiejo

    Brookiejo Just Hatched

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    Make sure she is hydrated and has a lot of calcium.
     

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