hen vomiting brown/yellow liquid with green mucousy droppings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pitsko, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. pitsko

    pitsko Just Hatched

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    Yesterday morning when I let the hens back in after some free range time I had a slow moving hen back to the run, after work she was just standing in the corner of the run. When I picked her up a lot of brown/yellow liquid ran from her mouth, so I massaged her crop and she had about four episodes of vomiting up this brown/yellow liquid. I separated her from the flock in a crate, we gave her some water with ACV with a syringe as well as a dropper full of nutradrench also put some yogurt in with her. I massaged her crop one more time before bed, but she did not vomit up with water or nutradrench. Her comb and wattles appear redder than normal and dry. this morning she seems more alert and had droppings in her crate which were yellow/green mucousy and smelled like bile. She didn't eat any of the yogurt and I can't tell if she took any water so I am going to syringe feed her both. I am thinking it may be sour crop, but I am looking for anyone else's insight. Thanks you in advance.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do a rectal/cloacal exam to check for a blockage.

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  3. pitsko

    pitsko Just Hatched

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    I did visually examine her....she looks ok. how else should I examine her? I don't want to hurt her
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    It needs to be more than visual, lol... Get some gloves, KY Jelly and very gently check the inside of her vent for an egg, mass, fluids, etc. Sometimes they can get a blockage that will cause the crop to not empty, so you need to rule that out first, right?

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    You should also get a baseline weight on her. I use a kitchen scale.

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    Your hen is *very* sick in case you didn't know and should be inside where it's warm. If you can afford it, a trip to the vet would be a good idea. Green poop is often a sign of starvation as well as other diseases.

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  7. pitsko

    pitsko Just Hatched

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    She is inside a heated garage by herself. I gave her some fresh water this morning with ACV and probios powder, she is drinking on her own. I will check her vent for blockages. I fed some hard boiled egg with yogurt but she hasn't eaten any as of yet. I did weight her last night she is 5 lbs and 5oz
     
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  8. AsherSkyline

    AsherSkyline Out Of The Brooder

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    I realize this thread is 3 years old..ish, but my Salmon Favorelle hen is exhibiting the same symptoms. Hoping for some feedback. She hasn't laid an egg yet, just hatched March 4th. Has had some this brown/yellow liquid on her tail feathers. Lethargic. Had droopy wings till I started her on tetracycline hcl 3 days ago Her "beard" is constantly wet from the discharge coming from her beak. Eating very little. Standing often. Tired look in her eyes... please... any advice or experienced wisdom is appreciated. I've done hours of research and I'm leaning toward the thought that she's an internal layer... have put TUMS in her food... she won't eat eggs... I have NO idea how to help this little friend of mine.
     

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