Please help! Australop hen sick ~ Puffed up, tail down, poop not right :o(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Feathere6Girls, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feathere6Girls

    Feathere6Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2012
    I'm new to this board but have used the advise of all you chicken friends many times. My hen Mavis is 3 yrs old, on Sunday we let the girls out in the yard to enjoy some green grass. Yesterday (Monday) I noticed that Mavis was not acting like her energetic happy self. She was sitting off in a corner all puffed up with her tail down. I brought her in and gave her some yogurt and egg yolk...she ate it just fine. I noticed that her poop was the grass...yep, just like it went in it came out??? I took her back out last night and she roosted just fine and was out this morning with the others...still a little puffed up and tail down. Again I brought her in and she ate and this time her poop looks just like the yogurt and egg yolk?? I did notice that she was starting to shake her head a bit...not excessively but more than usual. I have no idea what to do with her...Her crop feels pretty empty.... I appreciate any and all advice. Thanks!

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