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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rosanne1234, Jun 17, 2019.
So.....how old is she, how is she laying, eating, drinking, pooping?
x2. Also, what breed is she? Any recent changes in her life? Did this come on suddenly, or has it been gradual? Have you noticed any chickens with similar symptoms?
She’s a grey chicken, not sure what breed. I’ve had her about 4 years now. She’s not laying and hasn’t been feeling well. The 3 others are fine
I’ve been looking on the internet and came up with vent gleet?
Does this look like that?
Hi @Rosanne1234 Welcome To BYC
A photo of her poop?
You mention she's not been laying eggs, do you know when was the last time she did?
Can you give her a wash up, look at the vent for a whitish discharge (if it's Vent Gleet she should smell yeasty). While you are at it, feel her abdomen for bloat or fluid.
At 4 years of age, she may be suffering from a reproductive problem like Egg Yolk Perintonitis, cancer, tumors, etc.
Getting a fecal float to check for worms is always a good idea.
You mention she is not feeling well - will she eat/drink on her own? I would also make sure she's drinking, offer her some wet feed. Check her crop to see that it's empty in the morning.
I’m away working and posting for my mom who is with the chickens.
I’ve sent her your answer.
It sounds like she’s eating and drinking. She’s just not her usual self and hasn’t payed an egg in quite awhile. We have bathed the girls before in epsom salt when a couple of them had the same kind of thing.
I would wash her up, get a good look at the vent for discharge, feel the abdomen for bloat, check her for lice, etc. Let us know what you find out.