sick hen help plz.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alucard, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guy my hen has stop laying eggs and she does not eat anymore she just stand in a corner her poop is green [​IMG] what should I do guys is she egg bound or is it a flu help plz [​IMG]
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm no expert but those that are will need more information.

    Firstly make sure your hen is warm and comfortable....so bring her indoors and put her on a heat pad or under a heat lamp..... plastic drinks bottles filled with hot water in the bottom of a box and an old towel on top are a simple way to give her warmth.

    How long has she not been eating? How old is she? When was she last wormed.

    Read up on the common ailments like sour crop, egg binding and internal laying.

    Then you need to examine your hen. Feel her crop and smell her breath, gently feel around and a little way inside her vent for an egg that might be stuck, although at this time of year it is not unusual for them to stop laying, if you live in the northern hemisphere.

    Report back with whatever you find. Hopefully by then, someone with more knowledge will be along to offer advice.

    Good luck

    Barbara
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    How old is this bird? That bright yellow poop can be a sign of infection as well as possibly coccidiosis or worms. Do you by chance have access to a vet who could test a fecal sample for you? If not, if it were my bird I'd probably start a course of Corid so at least that possibility could be ruled out, see if she perks up in a couple days and go from there.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Could also be blackhead. She looks pretty sick to me, so if you can, take her to a vet.

    -Kathy
     

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