New hen looking ill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TundraChick, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new pullet in quarantine for about a week now. The last 2 days she is puffed up and raising a leg, not very active. I know this is a response to cold, but its not that cold here. The other hens appear fine. I put electrolites in the water.

    I am separating her so I can see a poop.

    Is there anything else i should do, or just wait and see? for now
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    you can add a good poultry vitamin to her feed and take a poo sample in for a faecal.
     
  3. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, she has yellow, runny, smelly poo.

    Will any vet do a fecal?

    I am not exactly in chicken country
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    they should... some vets dont do them theirselves but send it off to a specialized lab... call around and be sure to tell them it is your PET chicken and NOT a farm animal!!!
     

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