Hen hasn't been acting normal. Trying yogurt.....????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hannakat, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have a RIR who started going off by herself when they are free ranging. She finds a place under some brush and just sits. Over the past 2 weeks her butt has gotten really poop covered as well AND she stopped laying eggs.

    We washed her butt off today since it's so warm out and I gave her some feed with plain yogurt. Should I be checking for something else? If she was acting normal, I wouldn't be alarmed, but she has changed her behaviour. She will still come and get treats and she hangs with the other sometimes...just not very much.

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  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Not sure..but she almost sounds broody. Does she make a little nest when she sets?
     
  3. laura949

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    This is the same thing that happened to my leghorn about two weeks ago. Yesterday there was a dramatic change. She now can barely walk and I have separated her from the rest of the flock. I am here trying to figure out what is wrong with her. I am starting her on antibiotics and doing more research.
     
  4. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she doesn't really seem broody...no growling or puffing up. I don't think broodiness would cause the poopy butt.

    I'm going to check them for mites tonight...??? If it's too much grass then the yogurt should help but she obviously isn't 'herself'. [​IMG]
     
  5. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please let me know what you find out....
     
  6. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    crapola.....[​IMG] I think she has mites. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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