Sick Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4chickens1chick, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. 4chickens1chick

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    Hey everyone,
    So a few weeks ago I had one of my 4 hens pass away of old age. She was the leader and took care of the other three. She had a best friend (they both are barred rocks) who is about 3 years old who hasn't been acting the same ever since. My two silkies seem fine but my super friendly and energetic barred rock seems really lethargic and isn't herself. I've also noticed her poops are bright green and super runny. She is still eating from what I see, I just don't know how to help her. She's the most friendly hen I've ever had. Any ideas?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Chickens do not handle change very well..She is stressed I believe...Give her time...My Black Ameruacana died this past spring from a heart attack and her best friend my lavender Orpington was lost and stopped laying for three weeks...It takes time...A new pecking order will take place...

    Cheers!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post some pictures of her poop? Bright green poop is a sure sign she is sick, especially if she's still eating.

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  4. 4chickens1chick

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    Yep I will take pictures once I get home. Anything I can give her? The green poops worry me.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you take her to a vet?

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  6. 4chickens1chick

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    We took her to a vet when she was attacked by a dog. My parents don't want to spend the money again.
     
  8. casportpony

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  9. 4chickens1chick

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    Do you know how much it might cost? I might be able to pay for it myself. I've ordered some antibiotics and gave her some poultry nutri-drench. I've gotten her to eat some plain yogurt and mealworms as well.
     
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