sick hen please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alabamawes82, May 27, 2011.

  1. alabamawes82

    alabamawes82 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    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.
     
  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    I had a chick who had the same problem. She died over night though. [​IMG] Sorry the say but I don't think that she will live very long. [​IMG]
     
  4. alabamawes82

    alabamawes82 Out Of The Brooder

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    she just died. anyone know what it could be?
     
  5. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be one of about 1000 different things. Can you have a necropsy done (are you anywhere near a state lab?)
     
  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I am so so sorry.
     

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