newbie with sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by J Family, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. J Family

    J Family In the Brooder

    Dec 31, 2007
    10 month old RIR hen has yellowish white liquid diarrhea with a few small green solids. The yellowish white does resemble egg whites. There is a possibility that she as not layed for several months now. (We couldn't decide for sure if it was her or another hen who had stopped. She has had poop on her butt fluff for a couple of weeks now, but it wasn't yellowish until now. She's been laying around alone often the past few days and not talking as bossy as usual.

    Does this sound like she's eggbound?
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    A few days laying around - she's certainly in trouble. Not sure if eggbound. They can go down quick though if certain problems aren't addressed quickly. Hopefully someone will be along soon that is more certain what these symptoms mean.

    In the meantime, maybe you can answer:How is her appetite? Has she been wormed - if so when and with what? And if not, has she been tested for worms?

    I would keep her in a very comfy (temps etc.) stress free environment while she's feeling like this. And make sure she stays hydrated - if she's not drinking on her own, very very carefully eyedropper small amounts of water along her beak's edge so she swallows on her own. Stop when/if she gets stressed.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will come along soon but in the meantime, I'm pulling for your girl!
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would separate her so you can monior her symptoms more closely (and determine if she is laying or not) ... it would be a good idea to take a (ample) sample of her poos in to vet and have a faecal done.
    Have you ever wormed this bird?

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