Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beanieroo, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. beanieroo

    beanieroo In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2014
    I have a young buff orpington hen, around 16 weeks, not yet laying, who I have noticed as of today to be having abnormal droppings and acting lethargic. I do not believe I have seen her eat today, however she has had water. Her diet consists of medicated chick starter/grower crumbles and occasional treats of grass clippings and carrots. She and her flock live outdoors with access to a run which has coarse sand. They are not yet allowed to free range in the yard, but will still eat bugs they find in their run.

    Here are some pictures of droppings she has made today


    They are mostly clear/white/yellow with green blobs, the one with the yellow and red is the only of its kind that I have found. The droppings have been cleaned out of the run and coop and she is currently quarantined. I tried hand feeding her crumbles, grass, and carrots which she would normally eat with excitement, but she didn't seem interested.

    Anyone have any ideas? Please respond ASAP if you have any clue at all. I'm really worried about her and I need to know what's going on so I can figure out what to do.
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    Sorry for such a late response! I hope she's doing better! Please update!

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