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Sick Chicken, Egg Peritonitis?? Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HbbyFrmGrl, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. HbbyFrmGrl

    HbbyFrmGrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Austra White Hen who is about eight to ten months old. When I was cleaning their coop a few days ago I noticed that she had a severe case of pasty butt, however the poop was very yellow in color and she was not eating any of the treats I brought out to the coop with me. As a matter of fact she was acting very lethargic. I washed her off in a nice warm bath and discovered her bottom was a little swollen and raw looking. I put her in our guest bathroom with lots of warm towels, water, and an assortment of tasty foods to tempt her including boiled egg and yogurt. I could not get her to eat for the first two days and she was still acting very sleepy. All of her poop was yellow and very yoke like. I gave her a warm Epsom's bath every day for three days and finally on the third day she ate her food and had a bit more pep. She was also passing some normal poop along with her yoke poop. She is outside now free ranging with the other girls and seems to be doing better. I am planning on keeping a close eye on her as she feels very thin to me compared to he sisters and I want to make sure she is recovering. She did not lay any eggs during her stay in my bathroom. I feed my hens Lavena crumbles, treats such as tomato bits, cabbage, and yogurt, and they also free range in their 'yard'. Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
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  2. HbbyFrmGrl

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    Update:

    I now have her separated in a little breeding coop that sits just outside the girls "yard" I am going to leave her separated until she at least lays an egg and I know that she is back to normal. She is still not her usual self and does not seem to have a lot of energy or desire to eat much more than a few nibbles. I will keep the updates incoming as things progress. Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!!
     
  3. HbbyFrmGrl

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    In the chicken "hospital "
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    Warm bath
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    Her separate cage away from the other girls.

    I am trying to wait for her to lay an egg before I put her back in the coop with everyone else so that I can see if the issue is with her reproductive system. She seems to be eating a bit and drinking a little but is not acting with anything close to her normal energy.

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    I am quite concerned because I am going out of town starting Tuesday for two weeks and while I have complete confidence in my pet sitter, coming home to a sick or deceased pet is no good
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    When mine lose weight from not eating, they stop laying. When I had a duck that was egg bound, I put her on a starvation diet to keep her from making more eggs and gave her daily baths. Since I didn't have a nice cage like yours, so she lived in my bathtub for about two weeks until she passed all of her eggs and her prolapse healed.

    EYP, that's one that I haven't learned how to "fix". Everytime it did not end well.

    Is there any chance that your hen has coccidiosis or worms? Can you post a picture of her poop?
     
  5. HbbyFrmGrl

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    I have not seen any worms but have wormed her just in case. This is a picture of her poop from last night, I have her outside in the mini coop now and not in the bathtub.

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    Thanks for the help!!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Is that as yellow as it looks in the picture?
     
  7. HbbyFrmGrl

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    Yes, it looks JUST like egg yoke [​IMG]
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Does it smell really bad? If so, it might be coccidiosis?
     
  9. HbbyFrmGrl

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    As far as I can tell is pretty much smells normal.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?
     

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