I had a laying hen (EE) die this evening.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickie Momma, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Chickie Momma

    Chickie Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has been having this white yellow diarrhea for a few days. As soon as I noticed that she wasnt acting right or eating like normal I separated her from my other 5. I cleaned around her vent. No redness or blockage or loose feathers. She laid an egg 3 days ago, but nothing 3 days prior when she started acting lethargic. Laying on the floor alot and staying away from the others. She is normally my most aggressive hen. Esp when I feed and hand out treats. I immediately bleached both the feeders and waterers. They are currently indoor chickens and stay in a small part of a very large room. I keep their floor as covered as possible because it can get cold (linoleum). I have heat lamps abt 4 ft from the floor for heat, but the room is very large. Any idea what was wrong with Betsy??
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Coccidiosis, enteritis, e.coli, and blackhead can cause yellowish stools. What were her symptoms--any puffing up, lethargy, paleness, poor appetite? Had she been wormed recently? A necropsy can be performed on a refrigerated body by your state vet to tell you what the cause of death was. So sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Chickie Momma

    Chickie Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more investigating I do the more I think she had a blocked gizzard. It was distended and she let out a burp that was so awful! The poop was only like 1/2 tsp at a time but liquid.
     
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    Chickie Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was lethargic, pale and poor appetite too. All got worse even with my intervention. She acted like she couldnt swallow
     

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