Sick Barred Rock Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KBuhmann, May 19, 2009.

  1. KBuhmann

    KBuhmann New Egg

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    My one year old Barred Rock Hen is very ill. Last week I noticed she was shaking her head once in a while, but didn't think much of it. Last night I noticed she's lost a significant amount of weight, she's lethargic, and has some kind of "plugs" over her ears. I gently removed the plugs from her ears and noticed swelling but not much else. I also noticed bumps around her wadle area.

    The most frustrating part of all this is that I'm a Vet Tech and no matter how much research I do I can't figure out whats wrong with her.

    All three hens stopped laying about three weeks ago, but I attributed this to me placing the Rooster.

    Two months ago I did "worm" all the chickens with Panacure.

    Does anyone recognize these symptoms? And Thank You in advance.
     
  2. raroo

    raroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i remember a post a little while back that had info about the ear plugs you speak of. I'll see if I can find it for you!
     
  3. raroo

    raroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. BarkerChickens

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