sick broody hen? help! respiratory

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by athalia17, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. athalia17

    athalia17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help!!!
    I don't know what to do. I have a broody hen that is sick. Background: I had the rooster that was sick from Wisconsin. Sounded congested, raspy. He sounds better, but still crows funny. I used the waterer from his pen, washed it with soap and water and put it in with the broody. She seemed fine, besides that she plucked all her feathers out on her belly. I went in today and she was coughing. By night she sounded like she inhaled water and is super rattly. She's breathing occasionally through her mouth. Watery stinky poo also.

    The University of mn will do a necropsy for no fee. Do I do it? If it's contagious, I want to protect the flock if possible. She was in with all of them though. Have you had a broody get sick like this? Any thoughts?
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check her thoat, make sure nothing is caught in there. You can give your hen an antibiotic, if she has an infection that my clear it up. Is she eating?
     
  3. athalia17

    athalia17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the sound of something stuck. Brought her and the rooster in. :(
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she eating, drinking?
     
  5. athalia17

    athalia17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she is getting necropsied. :(
     
  6. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh I see, sorry for the loss, hope it is not anything your other hens will get
     
  7. athalia17

    athalia17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I hope so too.
     

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