In the Brooder
- Apr 25, 2017
Please help! One of my ladies isn’t doing well. Noticed a couple of days ago when checking on my ladies that one of my hens that is usually on the top roosting bar was on the ground. We thought she just came in a little late so we picked her up and placed her in the top. The next night she was on the bottom but didn’t didn’t think about it. Yesterday afternoon I went out to give them some tomatoes, grapes, lettuce and spinach when I noticed not all 10 of my ladies were there. I went into the coop to make sure she was laying when I found her laying on the coop floor. She usually comes out to greet me and when I picked her up she wasn’t squirming at all. I took her out to the run and she wasn’t interested in eating the yummies she just laid right down. I took her inside, noticed she had some yellowish poop stuck to the feathers below her vent. I cleaned them off and she didn’t seem to like that. I gave her some gator aid since I didn’t have anything else. She drank that and I filled a small cup with water. She drank it a little at a time. I have checked her vent and nothing looked abnormal. I did check with glove/lubed finger to see if there was anything stuck. I felt nothing. She did poop immediately after and it was awful smelling and very runny. She rested the rest of the night. She is still resting not getting up this morning. Any ideas or help will be appreciated.