Hen separating herself, not eating, yellow poop with some blood and LOTS of plant matter

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sylver Queen, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Sylver Queen

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    Oh yeah, I also have injectable Tylan 50, but its expiration date was 3 years ago.
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    I would try the Tetracycline.
     
  3. Sylver Queen

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    Will do, thanks.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRed5

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    I do hope she feels better soon! :hugs
     
  5. Sylver Queen

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    Thank you so much, me too!
     
  6. Sylver Queen

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    There are vets in the area that would probably see a chicken, but that isn't an option for me at this time. I'm going to throw my best at her and see if I'm in time!
     
  7. casportpony

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    I understand. :hugs Do you have and human antibiotics?
     
  8. Sylver Queen

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    I might have an old one somewhere, but not usually. And thank you. :hugs
    I'm about to bring her in, because it's too hot outside for a sick bird, and the other ladies are getting in the way of her care. :barnie
     
  9. Sylver Queen

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    Side note: I kinda feel like a dolt for forgetting to mention this, but I lost a different bird a few months ago. She was an 8-year-old Easter egger with a history of spotty laying, and I had a feeling something reproductive might get her, so I watched her pretty carefully year to year. One day she was slightly less energetic, so slight that I didn't even flag it, then the next day she put herself to bed early (should have flagged that!) then fell off the roost dead during the night!:( She had similar yellow poo, but also a yolk-like substance leaking from her mouth. She became a mess seemingly overnight. I did a rushed first-ever necropsy (having very little idea what I was doing, fyi) because I was so sure she was an internal layer, and what I found was a hen just starting up laying for the year with lots of little yolks ready to go, but none built up in the wrong places or anything! Could have been acute peritonitis for all I know, but I am still baffled by that one.

    I immediately locked all the other birds out, bleached the hen house and water dishes, etc, and no other bird showed any signs of illness. Dunno. Weirdness over here. Thanks again for all the advice and I'll post an update when I have it.:hugs
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

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    Sadly, reproductive disorders are common.
    It can seem a bit odd if you have more than one get sick or lose them in a fairly short period of time. Reproductive problems can strike at any age and any time, it's frustrating for sure. I you happen to lose this sweet girl, you may want to investigate further again. Take some photos and we will try to help you with what you see.

    You may find the video in the first post of this thread helpful. She talks about reproductive problems. Cyinthia is a BYC member/educator.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ions-my-youtube-video-graphic-photos.1201052/
     
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