Hen Lethargic with Poop Stuck to Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nonseq, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. nonseq

    nonseq Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Central Ohio
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.

    RIR, 16 months, unknown

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.

    Lying on ground in corner of run, head in the corner, eyes half-closed, tail is droopy, poop is globbed on the feathers under vent

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    She was fat and sassy this yesterday, and seemed all right this morning. Symptoms were noticeable early evening.

    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.


    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Layer pellets, table scraps and water

    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    The poop in the run looks normal. The poop globbed on her feathers looks like normal poop.

    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    Isolation with her own food and water.

    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?

    Treat myself
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    Coop with pine shavings on the floor. Outdoor run with dirt and mulch.

    She doesn't look good.
  2. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    IDK Heres a BUMP and im sending good (((vibes)))
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Songster

    Dec 11, 2009
    Do you think she might be egg-bound? Has she started to lay yet?
  4. nonseq

    nonseq Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    Central Ohio
    Rodeo was dead this morning.

    She was a good, reliable layer and a good momma. An affectionate and pleasant pet. I don't know how I am going to tell my girls.

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