lethargic pullet 12 weeks with brightish green poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crysmom, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday early afternoon I was tending to my flock of 12 week olds. they all looked happy and normal
    a few hours later when I went to close up the coop one of the little pullets was all puffed up and lethargic, when I poored feed into the feeder she didn't move. Nor did she resist when I picked her up. Everyone else was fine

    I brought her in put her in a dog crate with shavings, water, and feed. she remained lethargic, layed down immediately and never got up any time I checked on her last night. Her poop is bright green liquid with green solids in it, not an offensive odor. This morning she is acting a bit more normal. She's drinking and eating and standing. a bit more active.

    I know these are vague symptoms. Any ideas? How long should I keep her in the house if she continues to improve. Do you figure maybe she just ate something that disagreed with her? The only problem with keeping her indoors for long, is I have chicks in my mudroom. So in order to keep them seperated this sick chicken is in my kitchen and well its a busy kitchen with five kids, so not much room for a chicken [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm not much good with diagnosing illnesses, but bright green poop usually means she hasn't been eating or that food isn't being digested. Have you checked her crop for impaction?
     
  3. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think its impacted, I would have to agree with you she hadn't eaten her crop was empty. hmmm maybe she was lethargic because she was being kept from the feeder..... of course that would explain why once I brought her inside after 12 hours she seemed slightly better. She has been eating and drinking for the last24 hours.

    I think i'll keep her in until I do my coop changeover. (rehome the rooster chicks ) then i'll have the coop down from 12 to 6 chickens, that will make a difference in pecking order I think ...

    Thanks Cynthia I didn't even think about that
     

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