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Sick 3yo hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nancysmith2, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. nancysmith2

    nancysmith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She became lethargic, green diarrhea, comb seems normal really red because she has not been laying, seems to have diminished eye sight. Does not see me until I am right up on her. Does not see from the sides at all. She eats bugs, snacks, drinks, and goes in at night. Any ideaS
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Really red---like deep purple?? If so probably heart failure? If not, when is the last time you wormed her? Does her weight feel good, breast meaty or bonie? Abdomen normal in size or real hard, or big and squishy?
     
  3. nancysmith2

    nancysmith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. She had been wormed recently. I never thought of heart failure. First think I thought of poisoning by something she ate but she didn't get better after 5 days. I put her down it is getting really hot here and I did not want her to suffer. She was just sitting around in the shade.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but we have to do what we have to do!!

    I know the way I raise mine----some don't go along with but Its My Way. I sell all my older birds at around 2 1/2 yrs old---Rarely have a layer to die under that age.
     

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