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Lathargic hen NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RoostingRooster, May 16, 2016.

  1. RoostingRooster

    RoostingRooster New Egg

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    One of my hens are just standing still and her eyes are closed her eyelids are kinda greyish. Her comb is very pale.she won't eat and she is kinda wobley.is there anything we can do
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post a photo of her?
    How old is she?
    Is she new to flock or property?
    What type of foods/treats do you give?
    Is she laying eggs, when was the last time she did?
    Does she have a swollen abdomen, any kind of unusual stance?
    What does her crop feel like?
    Separate her out and provide her with some poultry vitamins/electrolytes and her normal chicken feed. You can also see if she will eat some hardboiled egg or tuna, but hydration is most important.
     
  3. RoostingRooster

    RoostingRooster New Egg

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    We separated her last night from the rest of the flock. She. seems to be doing better. It looks like she kinda pooped an egg. Today she opens up her eyes and has been drinking alot. She is not new to the flock or property we have had her about 1year. She is about 2. She gets dumour crumble Layer feed. She is laying the last egg was about a week ago. We have seven chickens but they're hardly laying. We also give her cracked corn she comes out of the run only on weekends. We checked for lice and mites she doesn't feel egg bound. It won't let me post a picture.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When you say it looks like she pooped an egg makes me think of lash eggs or Salpingitis. Without a photo it's hard to know. But there are some photos in the links below and of course if you search here on BYC and the web you will find more.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/03/causes-of-lash-eggs-salpingitis-by.html
     

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