Lethargic hen with undigested grains in poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DorisBondo, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me!!!

    I have a pet chicken and from 6 weeks I took her to many vets because she had diarheea. She took antibiotics and she was wormed. After the treatment she stop to make diarheea but appeared other problems. Last week I made a laboratory investigation of the poop and it was negative. I think she has a digstive problem because she don't want to eat anything and I force her to eat special food for chickens. If a give her to eat grains(even rice) she pass them undigested. She drink water(with probiotics) and she is very lethargic. She want to sleep all day long. Another thing is that the poop have yellow urates insted of white urates. Also she is molting but not very much and she didn't make any egg from six weeks.
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    Please help me because I love very very much my little hen I don't have any alternative because I don't have any avian vet in my region. I will be very grateful if you could give me any sort of advice to help my little friend.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    I treated her for coccidiosis. she don't want to eat grit or anything. when i force her to eat, maybe it will be ok to give her some extra grit?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well if all she is eating is cracked grains (commercial feed) then she won't need grit. If you are feeding whole grains she needs grit. But if you are forcing her to eat then I would be concerned about choking on the grit so I wouldn't.
     
  5. DorisBondo

    DorisBondo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your advice. I will continue to give her to eat commercial feed and somebody adviced me to give her Flagyl for the problem with undigested food. I hope she will be ok soon.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Did you get the Flagyl?

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  7. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with casportpony. I also believe that this is due blackhead ( Histomonas or may be tricomonas). Some times the liver is enlarged leading to lethargy and emaciation.
    Flagyl is indeed a good remedy.
     
  8. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic for reference. I lost a hen to blackhead once. It took two month for her to deteriorate
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  9. DorisBondo

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    Thank you very much! The poop in the picture seems to be very similar to her poop. You suggest something else in addition to Flagyl?
     
  10. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In our country we have a traditional herbal treatment.

    Take a ripe Aloe vera leaf
    Peal off the green skin
    Wash with Vinegar to remove any yellow pigmentations
    take a table spoon of clear pulp crush it and add in feeding water.
    Change every day.

    Benefits
    Prevention and cure for
    ND, Respiratory problems, Blackhead, Liver problem, and other stomach issues.

    You can also use aloe juice 10 ml/l in water.
     

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