Poorly hen - swollen eyes, lethargic, not eating etc

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosetinted, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed one of my laying hens was a little quiet yesterday, but today she is very lethargic and her eye lids look a little swollen.
    She normally has big round eyes, but they are kind of half closed today.
    I saw her have a little diahorrea, which was yellow & white.
    She hasn't eaten anything at all today from what I can see.
    I can't see anything stuck in her vent & she seem to have no injuries.
    She's normally a very lively, naughty, healthy hen.

    I wonder if these symptoms ring any bells with anyone?

    I've made her a quarrantine pen indoors & I will keep cheking she is getting fluids.

    Also, can I give her some pet electrolyte mix in her water?

    Let me know if you need a picture & I will go take one.
     

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