SICK HEN - 3rd one in a year, all similar symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by UTAHEM, May 19, 2016.

  1. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should note I've been feeding her egg with oats and polyvisol and dyer. Vitamins and electrolytes in the water. I also threw some corid in there too.
     
  2. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other hen is getting all of this too but none of it should hurt her. If/when this hen dies I will clean the coop and run and integrate with the babies.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock True BYC Addict

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    No the Corid and vitamins/electrolytes won't hurt.
    If you don't feel strongly that it is worms (and deworming is hard on them) you could try some antibiotics to see if she improves any.
    Most of the local feed stores carry antibiotics.
     
  4. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did get a broad spectrum antibiotic - something HCL. If I put a tablespoon in a quart of water, I don't know how many mL to give her each day. I don't really want to treat my other hen.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock True BYC Addict

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    A tablespoon in a quart of water may be too high a concentration depending on which antibiotic you have.
    You may want to look at the link below @casportpony has kindly figured out and posted dosages for a lot of meds available. You could pm her and ask how much to mix for just one chicken, I'm sure she would be happy to help.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...can-be-used-in-poultry-no-prescription-needed
     
  6. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I messaged her.
     
  7. crb1487

    crb1487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope its not what ever has my Lil Lady...
    Every day its something new but it started out just like yours. Too many weeks now and I don't know what to do.
    I called the local vet to see if I can bring a stool sample and reception didn't even know.
     
  8. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Abdomen aeems fine. I tried both an antibiotic and wormer and she seems to have perked up a little. Time will tell.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

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    I hope she starts to improve.
    Keep us updated.
     
  10. UTAHEM

    UTAHEM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was definitely more feisty and hungry today!
     

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