Hen with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eggthusiast, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Eggthusiast

    Eggthusiast Out Of The Brooder

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    We spotted a hen last night with her whole rear end soiled. Didn't notice any blood. The previous evening, I tossed leftovers in their run and wonder whether that may have caused havoc on the hen's digestive tract. The other 17 hens appear fine at this point. Any idea about what caused the problem? Should I dispatch the sick hen? Other suggestions?

    Thanks.

    John
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Separate her and offer her some live culture yogurt free choice. Always make sure your treats have NO added salt... observe for a few days for any other symptoms. A dog carrier is quite useful for separation.
     
  3. Eggthusiast

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    I will try that. Thanks for your help.
     

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