Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by M James, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. M James

    M James New Egg

    Feb 26, 2015
    So, one of my chickens has been looking bad for a few weeks. She stayed up in the roost before I moved her, and she wasn't eating. she walks around but shes slow, she has a bright green poop, a redish-brown crown and her feathers are fluffed out. In the book I was looking at I couldn't find anything matching her symptoms. Whats wrong with my girl?[​IMG]

    [​IMG] This is what her breed looks like.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. How old is your hen? Her symptoms could fit a lot of things. Her green droppings are probably from not eating. Worms, coccidiosis, enteritis, a crop or gizzard blockage, internal layer or egg yolk peritonitis are some of the things I would rule out. Offer her some egg, and bread crumbs with a small amount of buttermilk, along with her normal feed. Valbazen and SafeGuard liquid goat wormer are very good for worming. If you have a regular vet, you could ask if you could bring in a sample of droppings to test for worms, cocci, and bacteria.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015

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