In the Brooder
- Aug 18, 2020
My hen Aila is acting odd, skittish, puffed up, and is making an odd chirping noise (almost the same noise my Buff Orpington makes when she’s broody and upset I blocked off the nesting boxes) Aila also had some light yellow/white runny poop. It was almost slimy and the other hens tried to eat it. I also noticed some lose, watery poop and some watery cecal poops. She keeps going in the coop to roost in the middle of the day. She seems off and isn’t interacting with the others like she usually does. She’s almost avoiding them. When she gets off the roost she tries to lay and egg with no success. She’s pooping (runny) so I don’t think she’s likely to be egg bound. I just came back from a trip and my chicken sitters took great care of the girls BUT there were earwigs and other bugs in the waterer and the water was gross and yellow. Could contaminated water cause these symptoms? I also noticed a cracked blue egg (which means it was from her or our other EE Penny) could this be related at all? How would one go about treating all of this? The other hens seem fine so far. Thank you!