Hen with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mama hen, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. mama hen

    mama hen Chirping

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    I noticed today my 3 year old silkie has terrible diarrhea. Her backside had poop caked on a hanging from her feathers. The poop is green and watery. She is eating fine but is walking a little slower than normal. What could it be?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Can you post a picture? Is her comb red? No breathing problems? Is there anything else you can think of?

    Cut away the feathers. It's a lot simpler than washing them, and it prevents the same thing from happening again.

    Hopefully, these experts can help you out.

    @casportpony @Wyorp Rock @Eggcessive @WVduckchick ?
     
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  3. mama hen

    mama hen Chirping

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    My silkie has a black comb but it looks normal. I gave her a bath today and cut the feathers I could not get clean.
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Oops... Duh.

    Yeah, something about "silkie" didn't register.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Moving slower and green poop can be a number of things - can you take a poop sample to your vet for testing?

    When was the last time she laid an egg?
     

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