sick hen please help

alabamawes82

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 17, 2011
31
0
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northeast alabama
I have 6 hens. They are about 5-6 months old and have appeared to be in good health this past month.
Today I found that one of them is completely listless, wont move on her own. When I pick her up she doesnt resist. Her breathing was laboured (not noisy or raspy, but more like she was taking big deep breaths that moved her whole body. Most noticable was that mucus was running from her mouth. Can anyone help diagnose please? I have isolated her, but wonder if I should cull her if she lives through the night? Any idea what might be ailing her and if there are any treatments? Thanks for your help. I'm a chicken newbie and this is my first illness.
 

flowergirl60

Songster
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
1,355
7
141
Austin Tx
Sorry to hear your hen is sick. I've haven't had any sick hens yet myself so I don't know what could be wrong. I hope someone here can help you.
 

lvchicken

Songster
8 Years
Feb 1, 2011
1,575
3
141
I had a chick who had the same problem. She died over night though.
Sorry the say but I don't think that she will live very long.
 

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