My favorite hen is sick Please help!*poo pic* (sorry)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meriruka, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    My two year old Red Star Rosemary, has been lethargic and not really eating for a few days. She stands around and moves very slowly when she actually does move.
    She has not been laying, but I thought it was because she is moulting. I brought her in the house and fed her hardboiled egg & yoghurt and put her in a quiet corner to rest. I noticed the next morning there is only 1 poo in the cage. I massaged her crop and her abdomen and she ate a little after that. Again this morning, only 1 poo in the cage and it looks odd. Half of it was a yellow foamy stuff and the other half was green squiggles (like cooked spaghetti, but green). I was thinking about standing her in some warm water. Anyone have any advice?
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2008
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sounds like she may have some kind of parasites-- Though why they'd be green, IDK??
  3. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm pretty sure the green stuff is poo, it just looks like it was squeezed through a small hole, like when you decorate a cake and squeeze the icing through the tip.

    Ok. I just got a visual I really didn't need. How about caulk out of a tube?
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    She's still not pooping and not really interested in food. I'm going to try the warm bath. How deep should the water in the tub be? What temperature for the water?Is there anything else I should do?

    Update. Gave her a bath. Now, instead of being unhappy, she's wet and unhappy. The hairdryer just freaked her out, so I toweled her off and set her on the towel in the cage and covered it with a blanket so she's warm. I feel like this is hopeless.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  5. Do you have a hot water bottle you could place under her? Also, if she's eggbound she might need lubing. Now I've never done this, but I'm darn sure I've read about it I hope some experienced foks will jump in! Good luck with baby girl...
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    when was the last time you wormed her?
  7. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    I have never had anything like this happen to my girls. I hope she is doing better. I hope someone else who has experience comes along soon to help you out.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yellow and Foamy is usually worms...
    Bright green is bile, because there's no food being digested.
  9. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    It is usual for one chicken to have worms and the rest of the flock don't?
    Well., at this point I'm willing to try anything.
    She's getting bony and not eating, the bath didn't do any good, she looks so sad. So, what do I give her for worms? I've got a TSC and an Agway (Southern States) , but no vet that will see chickens. I feel like such a horrible mom because I can't make her better...
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:The others may have them to a lessor degree and may not show any symptoms yet.

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