Hen with pale face, won't eat or run around*Update* She's pooed blood!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilovemychickies, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all! I just went outside to go give my hens a nectarine and a few peices of bread and I noticed that one of my hens wasn't trying to get some as she usually is. When I took a closer look I noticed that her comb, waddles, face, and earlobes were all pale. I took her inside and have her in a crate next to me right now. What should I do? Do you think that she's ok? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks very much!





    Ashleigh



    *Edited to add: It's also very hot outside, could that maybe be part of the problem?*
     
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  2. Buff Hooligans

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    Ashleigh, you did the right thing by separating her so you can keep a good eye on her. The heat may be taxing her health if she has a heart, or any other, problem. Feed her vitamins, electrolytes, yogurt, cooked egg yokes, whatever you can. Make sure she stays hydrated and a tad cooler.

    Best of luck. Good thing you noticed her pale comb.
     
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  3. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much for responding! I put a little bowl of water in there with her so that she wont't be thirsty and I'm about to go cook some egg yokes. Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  4. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I just took her and her crate outside so that I could put some hay in there for her to snuggle into and while we were out there she pooed blood! [​IMG] I'm pretty scared now. Last week I lost her sister, Miss.Orpie, and I really don't want to loose Lucy too! [​IMG] The poo was all liquidy except for one little solid brown part that just looked like normal chicken poo. In the liquidy part there was blood and these weird little clumps of something. The clumps were a whitish color. Next time she poos I'll see if maybe I can post a pic since it's pretty hard to discribe. I'd once again really appreciate any help. Thanks so much.




    Ashleigh


    *Edited to fix a spelling mistake.*
     
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  5. Buff Hooligans

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    Can somebody help Ashleigh? She's described the symptoms really well.
     
  6. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Capillaria worms..The clumps you are seeing is caused from sloughing of the inner layers of the intestine.Levamisole is the most effective treatment for Capillaria..levamisole has a 8 day withdrawal in chickens
     
  7. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ok, I called my local feed stores and they don't seem to have it. Is it only used for chickens or can you use it for other animals too? I'm asking because I wondered if I should try calling the horse store or something. Thanks for the information!





    Ashleigh
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually a Sheep, goat and pig wormer,, I use the sheep/goat oblets two per gallon of water for a whole day, then again in ten days..Its possible its not worms, but if your birds have never been wormed they will benefit from it..They cost about $60.00 per bottle, but most places will sell ever how many you want..
     
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