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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dumplingirl, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken that's about 3 years old yesterday I went out to the coop and through out scratch she layed down and didn't come so I picked her up brought her to the scratch we opend the coop early this morning she was the last to get down from the top please help........
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I would worm her first in case that is the problem. At 3 years old, hens sometimes can have internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis. Sometimes antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to help, but it doesn't always help. Feel of her breast bone to check if she has suffered weight loss, and look at the lower abdomen for any swelling from fluid. Diarrhea is common and loss of appetite. Check her skin for lice and mites.
     
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  3. dumplingirl

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    she does not lay eggs anymore
     
  4. Eggcessive

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