Listless hen w/ droopy wings - What's Wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lindabean, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. lindabean

    lindabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Ameracuna hen is about 6 months old & not laying yet. She is the smallest of 3 Ameracuna's I bought as babies. Since August, I have lost 2 other hens with similar symtoms. She is listless, both wing tips are drooping and she doesn't go out with the others to forage. What am I facing here? Any suggestions about what I can do myself? Have no money to take her to a vet, but can afford some meds from a farm store. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    What does her poop look like? Have they been wormed? Is it possible it could be worms? If she's small a worm load could be affecting her more than the others. Are there any other symptoms?

    If possible, maybe isolate her and give her food to keep her strength up. Maybe some yogurt or scrambled egg. I'd also put some electrolytes in her water.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check her over for mites, too.
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    describe her droppings..in detail....color and consistency.

    any wet or swollen eyes?
    any wheezing?

    what all do you feed?
     

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