Off pellets, lethargic, seems constipated hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daisy in NZ, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Daisy in NZ

    Daisy in NZ Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 25, 2009
    Hello to all, I am quite new to chicken keeping and have a problem with one of my girls – a brown shaver. I have a laying chicken older than 1 year, previously slightly sick (runny poos causing soiling of feathers) but worse now. She is very listless, sitting, closing eyes, off pellets, small poos, pulsing vent, tail down, possibly comb has got darker on top. Unsure if she is still laying, definitely trying. Have explored vent, but cannot feel anything hard (thought maybe egg there) abdomen is large but swollen or full of liquid(?) Now separated from other 4. She is eating bugs & egg yolk only. Any ideas? Thank you

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