Sick Hen Advice please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by psycoforsilkies, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2011
    East central Texas
    Ok so i am Fairly new to chickens, I have 26 layers and a bunch of silkies. The layers are housed separtely. They free range all day in a fenced area.
    1. She is about 8 months old
    2. On organic, soy free non gmo feed
    3 . noticed yesterday she was not as active as the others
    4. droopy wings
    5. tail feathers pointed down
    6. pale comb
    7. poo seems normal not runny
    8. I think her crop felt empty but i am not reall sure because i am new
    She is eatting and drinking now that she is alone
    I have her isolated now in our shed with fresh, hay and a roost & box so she can sleep where she wants, What do you think it could be, I Did decide to give her some tylan 50 by injection? Ideas greatly appreciated
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:There are several possibilities; she is eggbound, has lice/mites, or needs worming. Just type each one in the the BYC search box and read up on them one at a time.
  3. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2010
    It could be a number of things. Could you give some more info?

    How old is the hen?
    Is she eating?
    Is / has she been laying?
    Does she have any noticeable injuries?
    When you hold her, can you feel an egg or other mass inside of her?
    Is she sneezing, have a runny nose or have any other signs of a respiratory illness?

    I'm curious why you decided to give her Tylan 50...

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