Hen with bloody stool and shaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arbonne, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. arbonne

    arbonne New Egg

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    Hi I have a hen that shivers when she walks and now she has blood in her stool. She only walks and shakes a few steps and then sits for long periods of time while the other hens are pecking around as normal. Any ideas as to how to help her? The Vet is out of the question because of finances. Thanks so much. arbonne
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Then, if it is truly blood- how old is your hen?
     
  4. arbonne

    arbonne New Egg

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    Thank you sooooo much for responding so quickly. My hen is 6 months old, she is a merron/araconda (spelling?) mix. I am looking into the poo page now. [​IMG] Thanks, arbonne
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The classic look for coccidiosis is a young chicken, lethargic, feathers fluffed up, sitting in a corner by herself, won't eat or drink, then dies within a few days. (From my own sad experience and reading on this message board.) Some do survive it, maybe quite a few of the flock, but the intestinal damage stays and may affect their egglaying, general health and weight gain.

    I lost one chicken but the rest of the flock survived and they seem fine now (but I treated immediately--that day).
     
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  8. julierupert

    julierupert Out Of The Brooder

    The poo page ROCKS. So many questioned and concerns were just answered!!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The poo page has a few pictures labeled normal that I think are abnormal.
    Below are normal, I agree. If the majority of a chicken's poop does *not* look like this, there is probably a problem.
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    For example, if one sees this all day long, I'd be willing to bet that the chicken has a problem like coccidiosis.
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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