Runny Poo, Lethargic chicken

Ace1981

In the Brooder
Nov 15, 2020
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Hi all,

I have a hen about 1wmonth old, she has had runny clear poo, with some green solid poo in it.

She is still eating and drinking until this morning were she ate a small amount and then went under my trailer were she just sat and began to fall asleep.

I have started the whole flock on coccidosis medication about 16 hours ago.

The other 2 hens have had normal poo the whole time.

She has also laid 3 eggs in the last 4 days last egg being yesterday.

Her lethary is getting worse, any ideas?
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
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Make sure the medicated water is their only source of water so they drink it. I would treat them for 7 days and then again in another 2 weeks. In the meantime, have you checked her crop? Make sure it’s nice and flat and empty in the morning. I would also think about taking a poo sample down to your local vet and getting a fecal float test done for any internal parasites other than coccidiosis.
 

Ace1981

In the Brooder
Nov 15, 2020
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Hi, I took her to the vet today and they did an ultrasound and found that she had enlarged lymph nodes.

The vet told me it could be 2 things avian leukosis or a viral infection.

She has given me an antibiotic and an anti inflammatory.

I really hope its the latter because avian leukosis doesn't have a good prognosis.

Fingers crossed.

Today was a little warm and I noticed when she went to sleep she was standing and not perched. Is this normal in warm weather?
 

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