Sick Hen Advice please

psycoforsilkies

Songster
8 Years
Oct 23, 2011
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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
 

dawg53

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Nov 27, 2008
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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.
 

upcdayz

Songster
9 Years
Feb 20, 2010
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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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