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My hen is not eating as much, lethargic, yellowish runny poo and stopped laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cat_me96, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Cat_me96

    Cat_me96 In the Brooder

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    I have a 8-10 month old Easter Egger hen is getting worse. It all started after she started laying eggs a couple weeks ago. She laid 3 pink eggs in 3 days. Our rooster got ahold of her and she's gone down hill since. One day she laid a blob. It looked like just the egg white. No yolk, no shell and was incased in a long tube like membrane. She hasn't laid since that blob. Around the same time she started getting yellow/whitish runny poo. Its not foamy or watery. No worms that I can see. She is very lethargic and barely eating as much. I have been pushing fluids, and making mash for her. She eats a couple bites and then stands there. I have also been giving her amoxicillin drops from a bacterial infection she had as a chick. I am almost out of the antibiotics. I held her yesterday and she is all bones. I don't know what else to do. We don't have a farm vet that looks at chickens within 300 mile radius. Last time she was sick when she was a chick I was charged nearly $500 for being seen for 5 min and a swab. I can't afford that. Anyone have any ideas??
    This is Fred, my sick egger. Part of her beak broke off when she was about 1 month old. Screenshot_20180609-094103.png
     
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  2. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

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    Have you tried giving her some hard boiled egg mashed up. Won’t solve problem but maybe at least get something in her till a another BYCer better with this can have some advice
     
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    Cat_me96 In the Brooder

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    I have been giving her a mash that consists of scrambled eggs, milk, bread, scratch and yogurt. Its like she really wants to eat, but has no appetite.
     
  4. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

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    I would avoid the bread, milk altogether. And probably scratch for right now. I would stick with boiled eggs. There are some people one here that amaze me with knowledge. Wish I could be more help with this prob. @KikisGirls and @Farmer Connie are awesome. They’ve helped me when I at a loss
     
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  5. Farmer Connie

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    What was her diet before she went down hill?
     
  6. Cat_me96

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    Her diet has always been the same. They were on scratch the entire winter and this spring, with oyster shell and grit mixed in. When she started declining I went out and bought some crumble and started giving that to the hens. Along with the scratch
     
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    I don't use bread and milk every time, but have a couple times and went I did, it was bread soaked in milk mixed with the eggs. I have been trying everything to get her to eat more than a few pecks at a time
     
  8. Rachel Taylor

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    Does she eat regular feed in her diet or just scratch?
     
  9. R1V3R20NG

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    Sounds like she’s egg bound to me. Being lethargic and and barely eating are the top two symtopms. Get her crushed oystershell and other forms of calcium as well as a hot bath. I know that seems strange being it’s super hot (at least for me) but the heat helps relax muscles and keep her calm. It’s a good idea to feel above the base of her tail for andything that isn’t supposed be there, like a stuck, fully, or parshly formed egg.
    If you find one you have two options.
    1: try to gently massage out the egg with out breaking the shell, an egg that is trapped in a chicken is often more delacate so calcium will help the body toughen the shell.
    2: have a vet or an experienced person remove the egg.
    Being egg bound can end up killing a chicken. I have lost one to this before, but because of the experience I was able to prevent another member of my flock dying to this. All it took was a few bites of calcium and then she layed an egg in the middle of the yard with a super weak shell.
     
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  10. Rachel Taylor

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    What happened when you say rooster got hold of her
     
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