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.
     
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    Watery green diarrhea can be a result of an infection or starving. Offer her some water with electrolytes, some chopped egg and add a lot of water to a small bowl of her usual layer feed to make a soupy paste. Feel of her crop to check if it is empty, full, soft, hard, or puffy. It should feel empty by early morning if it is working okay. If you could collect some fresh droppings, you could take them in to your usual vet for a fecal test to check for worms and coccidiosis. Feel of her breast bone for weight loss, and check her lower belly for fullness which might be a sign of a reproductive problem. Check her vent area and elsewhere for lice and mites. Getting her to eat and drink may keep her going until you figure out what is wrong.
     
  4. kcchew17

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    Gave her the severe infection dose of corid 20% powder into her water with probiotic and electrolytes last night. Also got her to eat an egg. Today when I got home she's standing up looking at me, still droopy but much more alert. If it's egg laying issues it could be calcium? I've got calcium out for her to eat and she's on a diet that the bag says is for laying hens. But she's also had access occasionally to the chicks starter feed. Should I try feeding her calcium?
     
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    You could put some crushed egg shells or oyster shell out for her to eat if she wants it. If she hasn't been laying recently, she doesn't require extra calcium, but if it has been just a week, it should be availble.If her shells have been thin or break easily, then calcium might be good.
     
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