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I need help with sick chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cottonwood23, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. cottonwood23

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    I have two hens that are about 5 months old who have diarrhea and aren't looking as energetic as before. Still scratch and go crazy for food. Drinking plenty of water but seem to be laying down more than usual. I took those two out and monitoring them. Today I noticed one has a terrible looking "vent" and all around area.. Never had this issue before.. Non of those age have started laying.. So not sure what has caused this .[​IMG]
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Do you have other birds?
    Just these two pullets have this?
    What exactly and all are you feeding?
     
  4. cottonwood23

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    Only that one hen bottom looks like this. The other hen just has diarrhea. So I took both out and put in seperate pen. We feed them laying mash and some scratch.. Keep everything clean as possible everyday
     
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    We have 6 total in that pen . 2 of them are sick. Has been about a week now. We added those two and one other about 3 weeks ago now. And they are about 5 months. So any time they should start laying
     
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    OK thanks for the help! How long can you feed grower or starter?!
     
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