Hen down

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by John T, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. John T

    John T Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen approx 9 months old. I found her by herself lying in the coop. She has no energy. I put her in a private cage with food & water. I don't think she is partaking of these. She appears to want to sleep all the time. Poop is cream color. Seems to be normal.

    Last month I found the sibling of this hen dead in the coop. Her left wing had been hanging down and she was limping. I think she had a stroke on her left side. No marks were found on her.

    Don't know how long this hen will last. It is getting cold here (Iowa). I have her in my tool room with a heat lamp on her. I am going over to check on her in a few minutes. I'll let y'all know how she is.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I don't know about the current hen, but it sounds like the previous death may have been Marek's disease.
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    second that. If she passes, or if you decide to cull, it would be a good idea to have her necropsied by your state lab. If you have Marek's on site, you want to know.
    CLIP: In Oregon, contact your county Extension agent, Extension poultry specialist, or the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at OSU (541-737-3261). In Washington and Idaho, contact the Avian Health Laboratory at WSU-Puyallup (253-445-4537) or the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab in Pullman (509-335-9696).

    http://extension.oregonstate.edu/locations.php


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  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    wait- why did I think you were in Oregon? Let me look into IA. I will leave up the previous reply as it has some good oregon links.
     
  5. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA

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