I’m out of ideas. Please read.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by doccaroo, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    My hen is a black austrolorp (sorry for spelling). She’s almost 23 weeks. She laid yesterday and was perfectly fine. Egg was normal size for her. This morning around 11 we found her laying in the shade and not acting right. She didn’t even care we picked her up. So brought her in and she still hasn’t ate drank or pooped all day. She’s just lethargic but her eyes don’t look bad. I’ve checked for mites, lice and an egg. Her vent looks good. She was wormed in may. It’s very hot but this morning it hadn’t gotten too hot yet. She free ranges and Purina layer feed. I’m going to try and see if she’ll eat some eggs. I don’t know what else to do. Ohh I gave her a couple of drops of nutri drench this morning.
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Can you post some pictures?
     
  3. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    Update: I let her walk around some and she pooped (black spot is a bug). Still not eating or drinking. I did give 2 more drops of nutri drench. They get ice in water throughout the day. Yesterday they got some frozen watermelon. 2 fans in the coop along with windows. The doors are open all day so it gets aired-out. There’s tons of shade throughout our property and from around noon -5:30;6 they stay on or under front porch on their ice jugs.

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  4. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    I’ll see if she’s walking and try get a pic of her now.
     
  5. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    Ok she let me take a couple. She’s perked up just a bit. But still won’t have anything to do with food or water and no other poop.

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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Aside from the poop she looks healthy to me. I’ll tag some people who can help. @azygous @casportpony
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Maybe she's getting ready to lay another egg?
     
  8. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    I had thought about that. I put her favorite box in the room with her. Lol. Should I put her back with the others tonight and see if she’s the same tomorrow? Maybe give her a better chance to lay again?
     
  9. doccaroo

    doccaroo Chirping

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    This morning she wasn’t as perked up. Maybe I should just put her with the others tonight and see how she is in the morning.
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging 8 Years

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    From the look of that poop sample, I bet she has sour crop. It's very important that you check her crop tonight before dark, and check it again first thing in the morning. If her crop is full and spongy, you likely have a hen with a yeasty crop.

    From her posture, she doesn't appear to be in pain, nor does it appear she is feeling seriously ill. She is off her feed because her crop is probably full, and she wouldn't necessarily feel hunger unless her crop was emptying.
     

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