I HAVE A HEN THAT HAS BEEN "ILL" SINCE THE END OF THE SUMMER. WHAT COULD BE WRONG?

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  1. jen61871

    jen61871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I have a hen that I think (If I was told right) is 2-3 yrs old, a buff orpington that last summer started to seem weak and my couple roosters wouldn't then leave her along so I separated her into her own coop and run. She cannot walk well and was almost blind but in some ways seems better. She still eats, drinks, and goes out in her yard, but like I said she doesn't really walk around.
    She get's black spots on her face that come and go I don't know what they are from. Other then that she is not losing feathers, her stool is kinda green but not really runny or excessive. she is friendly, doesn't seem in pain.
    Here is a couple pictures I took of her if it helps at all
    Thanks for any help at all. I literally thought she was going to die a couple months and she of course no more lays eggs
     
  2. azygous

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    From her tail being held low, it is possible she's in pain. From what it is not possible to tell you. She could have an infection, or cancer, or something else on the long list of poultry ailments.

    The greenish poop is an indication she isn't eating very much, another indication she's sick. Feel her breast bone. If it's sharp instead of covered with flesh, she's starving. I hate to tell you this, but the kindest thing to do for her is to euthanize her and allow her to have an end to her struggle. [​IMG]
     
  3. jen61871

    jen61871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you so much for your advice. You may be right.
     

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