My five year old hen is behaving weird and don't want to eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandrameissnest, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. sandrameissnest

    sandrameissnest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello guys since 3 days my hair is acting strange she's not really active standing more around yesterday she ate just a little bit today she don't want to drink and she don't want to eat any suggestions what I can do I can't fed her a couple drops of water but now I have no idea what to do please help she's between 4 and 5 years old and my favorite thank you so much for your help and input Sandra
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How does her crop feel? Does it empty overnight? Has she lost weight through her breast, or does she feel swollen in her lower belly? Can you insert a finger into her vent to check for egg binding? Look her skin over around the vent, under the wings, and around the neck for lice or mites. Has she been wormed recently? Older hens can suffer from various problems such as internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis. Does she still lay eggs?
     
  3. sandrameissnest

    sandrameissnest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is not laying eggs since a while.
     
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    sandrameissnest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything feels fine I just had to clean her butt because some feathers were dirty with her poop
     
  6. sandrameissnest

    sandrameissnest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that maybe she ate a frog I seen 3 days ago a frog but I always put her away and make sure the frog went away but you never know maybe she got him also yesterday I gave her a little bit of cat food she loves cat food tiny little bit because I tried to get her to eat she ate some today she don't want nothin I also to roast a chicken cantaloupe cook chicken liver but nothing my husband is getting later some worms from the store so I hope that she's going to eat some
    Is there anything else I can do
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what is wrong with her, but I would consider internal laying, egg yolk peritonitis, or a possible blockage in her digestive tract.
     
  8. sandrameissnest

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    Well does it going to pass is she going to be alright how long can that behavior take
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I would just try to get her to drink some water with vitamins and electrolytes. Offer her some chopped egg or her favorite treat, along with her chicken feed. Many chicken illnesses are hard to diagnose. If a vet is possible, they might be able to help find out what is wrong.
     
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    Thank you so much for your help
     

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