Help sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kcchew17, May 16, 2017.

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  1. kcchew17

    kcchew17 Just Hatched

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    My golden laced polish gen has clear/ green/ white watery diarrhea. ( I'm keeping her back end clean but it's a mess) she's depressed with droopy wings and not moving much, hasn't payed an egg all week ( normally produces 3 per week) and her appetite is decreased. I know very little about chickens as I've only had them 2 months any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Stephine

    Stephine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need more details to help. Any changes lately (feed, weather), how are tou keeping them, where did tou get them from, how old is the hen, what if anything have you tried?
    Cocci is a possibility - you can get Corid at the feed store to treat her - search this site for correct dosage (give her the severe outbreak dose). Do it today, the treatment is not hard on the hen and if that is what she is suffering from it can cure her, if not, it does not harm her.
    Anyway, maybe you can tell us a bit more so we can help more.
    Also, give her either nutri drench or save-a-chick or similar vitamin electrolyte mix, it will help whatever she is fighting. See if she will eat a few raisins, they will give her a boost if she is not eating much.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Is taking her to a vet an option?
     
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  4. ArlBry

    ArlBry New Egg

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    IMG_1179.JPG IMG_1178.JPG I also just discovered that 1 of my roosters is sick he was fine yesterday, but today I found him perched on his coop's fence with his head hanging down. He seems to have a hard time holding it up. I also observed that his 1 eye does not seem to have a pupil. I am going to download pics if anybody experienced this please let me know. I would greatly appreciate the insight, as I have had a backyard flock for 5 years and never encountered an issue like this. He is approximately 1 years old.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It looks like he's been fighting. Can you take him to a vet?
     
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    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't take him to the vet...
    I'd clean him up a bit and give him polyvisol without iron ... immediately...
    I'd confine him to a small area, with a towel or blanket and let him rest... dim lighting.
    I'd also check to see if he's drinking and if not, slowly dropper feed him water, on at the
    front of the beak... (dont stick it way back in the mouth, it might go in lungs instead)
    Do you have any nutra drench... thats great to add to water...
    Check for blood or broken bones if it seems he's been in a fight....
    Wishing you the best......hope the rooster gets better quick..!
     
  8. ArlBry

    ArlBry New Egg

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    Really, I have not seen him fighting I have 5 and they were all raised together, as chicks. They interact fine all day, but I will contact my vet to see if he can suggest a vet who provides poultry care. Thank you for your assistance.
     
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  9. ArlBry

    ArlBry New Egg

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    Thank you I have isolated him in a large dog kennel he has no noticeable injuries I checked him over throughly just his eyes don't look right to me. I have given him water with electrolytes from a syringe because he will not drink or eat for me not even his meal worms. I will definitely pick up polyvisol and give it a try. Thank you for your input!
     
  10. kcchew17

    kcchew17 Just Hatched

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    Yes taking her to a vet is an option but the only vet I can get to see my chicken within an hour of my house isn't in today and I'm out of town till next thurday.
    I'm in Northern California weathers been between 50-85 degrees outside, she's in a clean covered run with a fenced yard open to her during the day. I got her from a farm 2 months ago, she was healthy then.
    She's being fed costcos organic chicken feed.
     

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