I have got some questions about two of my hens.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rexrapter1234, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The white hen - let me clarify - she has not laid ANY eggs at all within the last year?
    Does she have any symptoms like difficulty walking, not eating/drinking, lethargy, etc.?

    Second hen - how is her crop - have you checked it at night to see that it's full, then first thing in the morning before eating/drinking - should be empty? Also, how does her abdomen feel - any bloat, swelling, feeling like it has fluid in it? Any odd eggs?

    Some hens as they get older, stop laying eggs - this may be what your white hen has done - she may be essentially done laying eggs - if she is not showing any symptoms of illness, then just keep an eye on her to see that she is eating/drinking and active.

    The second hen, depending on the crop - may have some crop issues. Internal laying/reproductive disorders can be common as well.

    If you have a vet that can perform testing on a fresh poop sample, have them check for Cocci overload, worms and bacterial infection.

    Provide your hens with some poultry vitamins a couple of times a week and some probiotics/yogurt.

    Keep us posted.
     
  2. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that right.

    She walking, eating and drinking fine.

    I'm not sure about this, I'll have to check when the sun is out.

    No I haven't yet, but I will do.

    No I haven't yet, but I will do.

    No all her eggs I get from her are all the same colour.

    She seems to be fine when it comes to moving. eating and drinking.

    Okay I'll look in to that.

    I'll have to talk to my mum about that.

    My mum buys the food for them. I'll have to talk to she about it.

    Will do
     
  3. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have now talked to my mum about the vet. My mum and gran both said no about the vet as it costs too much money, for just one hen.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    O.K.

    Check the Second hen's crop to make sure it's functioning properly. (At night, then first thing in the morning). Also feel her abdomen for any bloat/fullness.

    It won't hurt to give her some poultry vitamins and mix a little yogurt with the feed (you can let the white hen have it too:)).

    What did you worm with - dosage?
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black hen was drooling from her beak before I wormed her.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Personally, I would eliminate the DE in the food:) Most feeds do contain a small amount of DE to help control weevils in the feed, but imho, feeding DE does nothing to treat worm infestations.

    Verm-X, I can't comment on, I have never used it - seems like some people love it, some don't.

    Since your hen was drooling before worming - do check the crop - she may be having some issues there.

    Keep us posted.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As well as her drooling water. Her also has a dirty butt each day, all day and night.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I added DE to their food some weeks ago, when after I stopped adding it to the food.
     

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