Lethargic chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blue fire, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 36 week old RIR hen who is acting lethargic but still is eating, but her poop is white and stinky. She is not egg bound. I dont know why Can you help me:(
     
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  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?[​IMG] Do you think i should just watch and see what happens?

    Oh and it was rainy yesterday, do you think she could have a cold?
     
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  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I mean if you don't know how to help me you could just say so...[​IMG]
     
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  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know how to help you, but I feel bad for you that your chicken is sick. I suspect many people have read your post and just don't know what to say.

    I don't think it would hurt to give her some plain yogurt and the good bacteria in it can only help her digestive tract. Hopefully, someone with more experience with diseases and illnesses will come along. Over the years, I've just been lucky and haven't had to deal with any diseases.
     
  5. pollysmum

    pollysmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you give us more information about the hen please

    what do you feed her
    how long has this been going on
    any other symptoms

    Anything you have noticed that you think may or may not help us to help you

    Your posts are short and not giving us much to go by .. sorry

    When you say the droppings are white... can you describe them a bit more please
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she hold her tail down?

    Is her head held down?
     
  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do her eyes look wet or swollen?
    is there any swelling of the wattles, comb or head?

    is her comb pale? or does it have a bluish color?
    does it feel cold or hot?

    are the droppings runny?
    does the hen have a sour odor?
    does her vent look irritated?

    when did she last lay an egg?

    please feel her body for any swelling or heat.
    check under wings for heat or wetness.

    giving her some yogurt mixed with feed wouldn't hurt.

    please answer all the questions of posters.
     
  8. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked under the perch and she did not poop last night, I gave her yougert this morning and she attacked it. I did pick her up and she smelled not so nice, but she looks and acts normal this has been going on the last 3 days. she is a free range chicken. I have no clue if she has laid an egg or not today or yesterday, we have 2 other hens,my only concern is that she is not pooping, she does have some white poop residue on her butt, but i have not seen her poop. sorry for the first breif post, but i did not know what to post.
    I forgot to add that we regularly feed her corn but, not much.
     
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  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:That was uncalled for.
    Giving people with lives outside of BYC 21 minutes to respond and then chastising them is a little unrealistic.

    Now.....At the top of this forum is a sticky with information you could start by giving us so we have as much info as possible.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569

    Please read through it and give us as much info as possible.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the snarly post guys!!!! I'm confused frustrated and worried. I don't want to loose another Chicken.
     

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