Hen not feeling well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ProjectChick, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. ProjectChick

    ProjectChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning,

    I have a hen that does not appear to be feeling well. She is eating and drinking, but moving very slowly and appears to have a crusty behind. I took a couple pictures of stools from her and was wondering if what you guys thought. Do they look normal? They had lots of bubbles.

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    That is a perfect example of classic sick-chicken poop. If she keeps up pooping like that and doesn't start acting better, then she's got something wrong. Isolate her asap, to give her a chance to rest and keep any likley disease from spreading through the flock. Acting sluggish and runny poop are two of the most common symptoms of a sick chicken, can you be a little more specific? Is there anything else abnormal you have noticed?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    How old is she, and has she been laying eggs normally in recent days or weeks? Is she walking normally or lying around more often? Have you wormed her? I have seen some droppings like this in older hens who might have had some reproductive issues. If you have a local vet who could do a fecal test on a few fresh droppings it might help to rule out worms or coccidiosis.
     
  4. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like vent gleet, treatment includes flushing her system with epsom salt, probiotics (probios is a good brand), ACV and routine baths. A vitamin/electrolyte to boost her energy might be helpful too. If she gets worse she may need to go on antibiotics to clear the infection out.
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  5. ProjectChick

    ProjectChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I did not reply. She died the same day. My husband found her and buried her before I got back home.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sorry :( :hugs
     

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