I don't know what is wrong with my 8 week old hen

monroeblonde09

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 8, 2014
26
1
24
Good olé Texas
She was completely normal this morning. I get home and she has clear mucus like egg whites slightly coming out of her beak. No where else. She is the most active one and vocal one put of the 3. Now she is walking slow and is making a sound like squawking noise occassionally. I don't know what it is. Her breath don't smell good but I think isn't terrible either. I have no idea what to do!
 

monroeblonde09

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 8, 2014
26
1
24
Good olé Texas
She might have. My husband mowed yesterday but didn't mow towards them. So maybe she still aspirated something. I just hope it isn't a deadly illness. I guess it's a waiting game. I'm going to buy organic plain yogurt and give to all of them. It might be sour crop but her breath isn't disgusting. I just don't know.
 

Eggcessive

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I may not be of any help, but I would guess that the mucus is either coming from a respiratory disease, or from a crop problem. Feel the crop to see if it is full and hard, full and squishy, or empty. Morning time it should be empty unless there is a problem. With a respiratory disease there can be 1 or 2 symptoms or a lot of the following: sneeze, runny nose, watery eyes, rattles/wheezes in throat or chest, and swelling of the face or around an eye. Here are two links for you about crop problems and a list of respiratory diseases:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
 

monroeblonde09

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 8, 2014
26
1
24
Good olé Texas
Thank you for helping as much as you could cafarmgirl. Eggsessive I believe she was overheated. I live in Texas and it was so so so humid yesterday and they were in shade and plenty of water but their first time being in the humidity. I guess she freaked out. So I bought organic plain probiotic yogurts and gave last night and then water. She is doing so much better this morning. Her crop wasn't stolen and her mucus is gone. I might buy a small fan for them for the humidity and then misters in the summer along with frozen treats etc.... that kind you for the link!
 
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