Ongoing issues with 6 month old EE hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarrahB, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. FarrahB

    FarrahB Hatching

    Sep 17, 2014
    This poor girl! It's just one thing after another. Miss Rosita was a healthy robust chicken until a week or two back. Her symptoms are;

    -Watery poop (white and/or yellow)
    -Depressed acting (decreased sounds, looking tired all day, barely keeping up with the flock, reduced eating)
    -Weight loss
    -Poopy back feathers
    -Pea comb is dark red/purple'ish

    We have tried pretty much everything! She has been wormed, given destressing vitamins/probiotics, is not egg bound, does not have mites, is not injured, vent looks normal (not prolapsed, red). HELP!!! What the heck is wrong with her? Ideas? Please help?
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

    Jul 9, 2009
    It sounds as if she has a respiratory disease or lice/mite infestation or worms....sorry if you feel that this may sound insulting but she "could" be suffering from any of the above despite your treating her and the flock for any of the above....lice/mites are hard to eradicate and are persistent offenders, as are worm infestations...

    I would respectfully suggest that you take her to an avian Vet...she may have an infection that can affect your flock..\I would isolate her from her flockmates and keep her in a warm environment for a few days..ensure she eats and drinks plenty.

    Good luck!
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    The dark comb sounds like she is really sick, or is not getting enough oxygen to her heart. Is her poop bright yellow? What did you use to worm her? She sounds somewhat like she could have coccidiosis with the diarrhea and lethargy, but it is more common in younger birds. Bright yellow droppings can be a sign of E.coli infection. If you can't take her to a vet, I would probably treat her for cocci with Corid (amprollium) 2 tsp of the liquid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Occasionally older chickens will still get coccidiosis, and Corid will not hurt her. If you get the liquid Corid you can give her a couple of undiluted drops by mouth to get her started.
  4. FarrahB

    FarrahB Hatching

    Sep 17, 2014
    Thank you to both of you! I just made her a vet appt. I think it's time. Thanks for the encouragement.

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