Help in Identifying illness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by J Schop, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. J Schop

    J Schop New Egg

    Mar 27, 2012
    I have used BYC for years, but never posted. I have a free ranging flock that is about 4 1/2 years old. About two months ago a hen began to stand off on her own and just looked miserable. She had the penguin stance and so we brought her inside and gave her warm soaks. She also had a messy tail. Once inside she sat quietly in a kennel, but would not eat or drink. After a week she got up, walked around, drank a lot of water and then passed an enormous bloody mass. At this point she had a sour crop as well, so we put her down. Well, a month later, same symptoms on a different chicken and we put her down after a few days. Now a month and a half later, yet again another hen is looking bad. Our avian vet has left our area and all the searches I've done don't match up to any one disease. We have a mix of wyandottes and orpingtons and only wyandottes have been ill so far, however we have one little bantam barred rock, Hoppy and she's the one who is ill now. Thanks for any suggestions.

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