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Poorly chicken advice please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by holly_wyatt, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. holly_wyatt

    holly_wyatt In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2019
    Hi there,
    I wonder if someone could offer us some advice please. Over the last week or so one of our warrens has stopped laying daily, and only laid a couple of very white shelled eggs. She's normally very sweet and friendly, but for a couple of days became quite aggressive and has now become very lethargic and is spending most of her time standing still sort of fluffed up and hunched a bit. She is still eating and drinking, but is very obviously not well. Her crop doesn't seem full and I can't feel an egg when I've felt around her, but I'm no chicken expert so may be wrong! We also noticed this morning she has a little bit of white on her which we hadn't noticed before - I've posted a picture.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated - she's my favourite

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Do you feel any bloat/swelling or fluid in the abdomen?
    You mention the crop doesn't seem full, but is it empty in the morning before she eats/drinks?

    She may be having some reproductive problems or could be starting to go into molt depending on her age. Inspect her for lice/mites, get a fecal float to check for worms and while you are looking her over check for pin feathers.

    The white on the earlobe looks like normal color leakage, Warrens are a hybrid so it would not be unusual to see something like that.
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