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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by donyh1, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. donyh1

    donyh1 New Egg

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    hi one of my chickens looks to be sleeping all the time and hunched over also got fluid dripping from its nose/mouth has been like this for a couple od days but seems to eat and drink ok see pic
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  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    The fluid dripping from her nostrils and mouth is most likely a respiratory problem and that in turn is rendering your hen to prolonged amounts of sleep and an uncomfortably looking posture.

    The usual fix for such a problem is Tylan 50. Now I live down here in Australia and we don't have Tylan 50 so you are going to have to rely on more of an informational post from other BYC members for exact dosages.

    This is all I am able to help you with, good luck and don't give up[​IMG].
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Add on: Check her feces, she may have worms.

    Do NOT worm her 'just in case' as commercial wormers are basically a poison and will make an already sick hen worse.
    Only worm her if you are sure she has them.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Safeguard is a safe wormer to use in debilitated animals. A chicken can be loaded with worms and not show any signs of worms in their feces. Unless you are looking through a microscope.

    But nasal discharge indicates repiratory distress.

    Good luck. Keep us posted.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
  5. donyh1

    donyh1 New Egg

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    thanks all for your help ! i will keep you informed ! ps would you isolate the hen or not !
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, especially if she has respiratory problems.
     

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