I think I have a sick hen.


In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 25, 2009
I am new at this forum and relatively new with chickens. I bought three hens from my neighbor and a rooster from another fellow. Now one of my hens is acting funny. She stays hunkered down and isn't real active. She's eating good and getting plenty of water. Her poop is kind of runny and lime green. What should I do to her? I don't want my other chickens sick. Most people around here don't know much about chickens and the vet is too expensive. I have read some other posts about green poop, but mine isn't laying around or falling down. She acts rather normal except she's not perky like she was and her poop is green. Any help would be appreciated.
I didnt see the sticky note until after I posted my post. But here are the answers to the questions:

1) What type of bird , age and weight. Rhode Island Red, 1 year old, 7 lbs.

2) What is the behavior, exactly. Staying hunkered down, not perky like the others.

3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No.

4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. I bought her from my neighbor seperate from the others, and after a day or two of her being at my house she started acting funny.

5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. 16% Layer Pellets from TSC and occasional handful of cracked corn.

6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Runny and green.

7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Wazine 17 in their waterer.

8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I can't afford to take her to the vet. It will cost more than I paid for her just by walking in the door. I will treat her.

9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

10) Describe the housing/bedding in use. 12x15 pen with coop, covered in loose wheat straw.

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