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Sick Hen with Pale Comb and Runny Stool

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thehappynunu, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. thehappynunu

    thehappynunu Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home from a 10 day vacation (I'm not sure how long this illness has been going on) to see my New Hampshire hen looking a little off. She still goes out with the others, but she lays down a lot and isn't her usual bossy annoying self. When she walks she has her normal posture. She just looks 'off'. Her comb is very pale and I saw her poop a very watery poop this morning. Her crop feels a little squishier than my other girls this morning as well. Any ideas on what it is and how I should treat it? I'm going to separate her later today if I can find somewhere to put her so I can monitor her food/water intake.

    Also, she is still laying.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could she have sour crop?
     
  3. thehappynunu

    thehappynunu Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking that too, but she doesn't seem to be acting like my last hen who had that....gosh I hope it isn't sour crop again!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If she were mine I would start by de-worming her with Fenbendazole 10% (Safegaurd or Panacur, liquid or paste) 50mg/kg by mouth and repeat in ten days. I would also dust her for mites/lice.

    -Kathy
     

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