My Chicken is pooping a yellow liqud.....HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenIsSick, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. ChickenIsSick

    ChickenIsSick New Egg

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    Hello! My Hen has been having this issue for the past week she doesn't want to eat anything, seems very tired, all she does is sleep, doesn't drink water, and can't walk that much... I don't know what's going on.....she poops this yellow liquid.....HELP PLS!!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Any photos of her and the poop?
    How does her abdomen feel - hard, soft, fluid filled, bloated, etc.?
    Have you wormed her?
    When was the last time she laid an egg - was it normal?

    There can be so may things the symptoms you describe. The pooping yellow liquid can possibly be an indication of an internal laying/reproductive disorder like Egg Yolk Peritonitis, cancer or tumors.

    Separate her so you can monitor her food/water intake and observe her actions. Offer some poultry vitamins in her water - make sure she is drinking so she doesn't get dehydrated. See if she will eat some scrambled/hard boiled egg, tuna or mackerel if you have it.

    Peritonitis and internal egg laying issues:
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1115762/chicken-not-eating-yellow-poop-and-hard-abdomen
    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx
     
  3. ChickenIsSick

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    Yup, iy looks like it has Egg Yolk Peritonitis.... is there anything u can do?
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm sorry.
    I was hoping it could be something else.

    If she has a great deal of fluid in the abdomen some people are successful in draining some of the fluid. This may give her some relief. You can try some antibiotics, but usually there is not much improvement. Usually by the time they show symptoms, it's fairly advanced. If you have a vet, they may be able to help with the draining or do an xray to see if there is anything else going on.

    Try to keep her comfortable and give her some TLC.

    Let us know how she's doing.


    """Fluid can be removed by an 18 gauge needle on occasion to relieve fluid, which can relieve pain and pressure on breathing. Cancer is also a very common illness in chickens. Not much can be done to cure any of those illnesses. Antibiotics can be used in EYP, but there is not always much improvement. If you go to the vet, let us know what you find out."""
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1120255/poorly-hen

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1117828/sick-6-year-old-hen

    This one does show necropsy-so the photos are graphic.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...scites-and-eyp-very-graphic-necropsy-pictures
     

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