Hen isolates herself from the rest of the flock...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by afarrington2, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. afarrington2

    afarrington2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone, I have experienced this many times before my chickens perish.. And i want to know what it is. My hen, about 3 years old, isolates herself from the flock. She hides in the nesting box or in the bushes. I have just noticed this today. She is not eating or drinking, I am not sure what to do. I have thought about taking her to the vet, but i think there is nothing much they can do. Sometimes when she walks she lifts her foot up. I would appreciate any useful advice.
    Thank you
     
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  3. afarrington2

    afarrington2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still have to figure this out, you see i have many hens in my coop.. I will get back to you, Thanks
     
  4. afarrington2

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    OK i just checked and i believe it is similar to the "Ceacal" section, and no she has not been wormed before.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

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    Check her for egg binding. Feel her butt for a hard mass.
     
  6. afarrington2

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    Hi, i didn't feel any mass but i did notice her stomach felt really strange, jelly-like, which is really abnormal i have never felt her stomach like this before. She doesnt have lice or mites
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

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    Where exactly is it like that??
     
  8. afarrington2

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    All around her butt, and across her belly.
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

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    She might be an internal layer.
     
  10. afarrington2

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    I just thought of something in the past two of my hens suffered from gape worm.. maybe her symptoms will lead to this?
     

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