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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by haybailsvt, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. haybailsvt

    haybailsvt New Egg

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    5month old Red sex link hen has a pale comb, comb is very short and stubby, lethargic, a lessened appetite, definitely some weight loss, legs seem to have dulled in color, droppings seem normal although less often due to the appetite issue. Yet she still stands with her tail feathers high most of the time, is not being pecked or bullied by her 3 other healthy chicken friends, her eyes seem clear, vent is normal. She free ranges 2acers of property daily with the others but is always lagging behind. It has been a few weeks of this. Roughly 8days ago I dewormed her thinking that was it.. no change. So I gave her a bit of poultry Nutri-drench and some B12 and they also have save-a-chick probiotic and electrolyte available to them in addition to clean water and I have made medicated crumble available for her to eat. My vet is out of town. I had another chicken earlier this summer with similar symptoms but she lost all of her feathers on her face and would 'lose' the rest of the flock when she was only 4feet away Ishe ended up not eating loosing weight and dying. Any suggestions are helpful
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, haybailsvt, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our poultry family! I agree with the advice of N F C. Hope your hen gets better soon! Best wishes and thanks for joining! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the ER group can diagnose your hen and suggest treatment. I do hope she will recover.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - fingers crossed that all goes well!

    Best wishes
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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you could join us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! I'm sorry about your chicken [​IMG] You have been given some good links so I will just say thanks for joining us and best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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