Hen with severe diarrhea and possibly pneumonia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmdhart, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my redstars (approx) 2 years old looked a little peakid this morning. I then noticed that her breathing was very labored. When I finally caught her, I could hear her chest rattling. It sounded like I sound when I've had pneumonia. When I picked her up, she pooped and it was extremely running, the color of egg yolk. Not sure what to treat first and what this is.
    Thanks for any help and advice
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Here's a helpful website with diagnosis charts at the bottom until someone with experience responds:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    Oh, and I'd isolate her pronto! Give her scrambled egg and/or plain yogurt. Keep her warm.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010

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