Help! Sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TurtletheCoturnix, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. TurtletheCoturnix

    TurtletheCoturnix Chirping

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    My 5 yr-old RIR hen has had an impacted crop two days ago, and it has gone, but these days she's normally energetic in the morning but is tired at noon and the afternoon (she lays down a lot like she's uncomfortable), so I bring her in when she's tired.

    She is not normally this tired. She has no physical injuries and I can't hear any wheezing in her breath. I don't know what's going on with her!
     
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  2. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    could be a reproductive issue, or some type of blockage. possibly.
    how is she with feed and water?
    Is she laying or when was the last time she laid an egg?
    Have you done an external examine to make sure theres no critters externally?
    Checked to see if she is egg bound or laying internally?

    what I use if I think they are plugged up some where other than the crop is a glop of coconut oil and a bit of minced garlic sometimes a second dose is needed the next day
     
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    TurtletheCoturnix Chirping

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    She still eats and drinks, and she hasn't laid an egg for a week and a half... there are no critters on her. How can I check to see if she's egg bound?
     
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    Is she molting? Molting takes a lot of energy too
    To Check for egg bound: glove up with some lubricant and feel just inside the vent. to see if you can feel an egg.
    If you feel a lot of eggs inside she is most likely internally laying.

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  5. TurtletheCoturnix

    TurtletheCoturnix Chirping

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    No, she's not molting. She usually molts in November.

    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
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    No, she's most likely not egg bound. But when I was feeling around near her cloaca, I felt something hard-ish but not exactly like an egg. When I gently pushed it, it'd hurt for her.
     
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    Thanks, but do you know anything about snapping feathers, or brittle feathers, or an easy cure to diarrhea?
    For diarrhea, I've been giving "Big ole Bird", a poultry probiotic and supplement, but it hasn't seemed to be working.
     
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    well depends on whats causing them, age or nutritional deficiency on feather issue.

    a few things that cause diarrhea could dehydration, stress, a blockage or even worm overload and there might even be more.
    some pictures would really help to narrow things down.

    What are you feeding them including treats?
     
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    I don't feed them a lot of treats, but since they're free-range, they have access to a lot of different things to eat, which may be the cause of her diarrhea.
     
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