Lethargic hen with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chelseajgoss, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Sick hen! Shes been lethargic for a few days with diarrhea. I seperated her and offered food and water. She doesnt move if you walk up to her like the others. And she was walking and fell over. So i know she doesnt feel good. She has water in her area. But i just took her out and now shes drinking a ridiculous amount. Im going to put her down since shes like 4 years old. I just dont know if its somthing i need to treat all my others for. Anything can help! [​IMG]
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It's hard to tell exactly what is wrong without doing a necropsy after death. There are a lot of reproductive, intestinal, and internal problems that affect chickens. If you can keep her separated and feed her some chopped egg, tuna, and a bit of yogurt with her regular feed, she might perk up. If you do put her down, your state vet could perform a necropsy. Do a thorough exam on her, checking her crop for impaction or sour crop, examine the vent for egg binding, look for lice and mites, and place her in a crate with paper towel floor, and food and water to see what she is takeing in and putting out.
     
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  3. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    We put her down. She was just bones. And definitely not feeling good. I figured at her age, it would be best for her. She hasnt laid eggs in a year or so, i am now thinking of maybe worms? The older ones like this one are my moms, and have never been wormed.
     

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