Sick hen with stinky poo. New change

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by key west chick, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    My 6 month old araucana has been sick for about 3 days. I noticed she was lethargic on Friday. I picked her up and brought her inside. She is thin and has a poopy butt. I washed her off and have kept her inside since then. Its been pretty chilly here. She is drinking some. First 2 days I put a swig of acv in her water. Today I wormed her even though I don't see anything. She has a small appitite. I have given her scambled eggs, some oatmeal and some blueberries. She seems a little more perky today but still has a messy butt. I clipped some of her butt fluff to help keep it cleaner. Her poo really stinks bad. Its a greenish white color and is thick. Its almost textured, like it has very fine saw dust in it.She has no other symptoms. But I tell you, it really smells. It has an almost sweet smell to it. Any ideas? Update, its getting watery. Could it be the wormer making it more loose?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Anybody? She seems a little more lethargic this morning.
  3. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Northern Wisconsin
    I wish I could help. I tried doctoring my hen and it didnt end up good. Had to cull her. I still have no idea what was wrong with her.
    Good luck, hope someone can help you.
  4. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 6, 2008
    Chickens in the OC!
    This is what happened to mine when she had impacted crop and a bacterial infection. Is her crop emptying? When you massage it, does she smell like rotting matter? If so, follow miss prissy's advice for impacted crop

    Put her by herself in a warm, dim, quiet place.

    Do not give her any food for the next 8 - 12 hours. Make sure there is no bedding that she can eat. Only give her water with raw organic apple cider vinegar.

    If you have to give it by beak with a syringe yourself to get her drink do so, carefully. The ACV helps to kill any bacteria, yeast, fungus or virus nasties from growing in the crop.

    Very gently without pushing upward massage her crop once an hour.

    At the end of this period begin feeding her bits of bread soaked in olive oil. Make sure she also has lots of water.

    For the next 24 hours only the olive oil bread and water.

    Once an hour gently massage her crop and see if anything is loosening and trying to move through.

    With only bread soaked oil you should start to see some significat poops. Keep her bedding clean and don't use anything for bedding that she might eat.

    If the crop has significantly began to empty you can give her some bits of cooked rice and a little yogurt. You can also give some water softened pellets/crumbles made mushy. A small bit of scrambled eggs will help her too with added protein.

    I did the following for mine:

    I tried olive oil and apple cider vinegar with the mother and massage for a couple of days. This didn't work.

    We did surgery. and gave her an anti-fungal ( Nystatin oral suspension, 1.5 ml, twice a day) and anti-biotic (we used a human one, which may or may not have been good, keflex, but my grandpa who did the surgery is a human vet.) She seemed to eat the hand-fed baby bird food called kaybee which you mix with water and feed with a dropper. also ate mash of cooked egg yolk, sifted lay mash to get out the big chunks, some unflavored yogurt, olive oil, and some fine sand. I gave her droppers full of olive oil and massaged after it wasn't painful for her. I also gave her a visitor after a week because she was lonely. I hope this helps and you have good luck.

    This could be an infection though.

    I hope she does better.
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Her crop is empty. I've been adding the acv in her water since I brought her in on Friday. Still no improvement. I gave her a butt bath again yesterday and blew it dry. Clipped some more butt fluff. She's still drinking but not eating much. I don't know what else to do for her. I think its still to cold to put her back outside.
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    There could be any number of things that are causing this .
    You are doing the right thing by keeping her inside. Make sure she drinks sufficiently (put electrolytes in water if you suspect she isnt... most birds will go off water and feed when they are feeling this poorly) If you can possibly do so then go to the pet store and get some baby parrot handfeeding formula 9this is a powder you add water to) and make that up into a thin porridge onsistency and add to her normal feed to moisten it and concentrate the nutrition... it will not cure what is ailing her but at least will keep her from starving and give her time to get over it (if it is possible to do so)
    You are doing the right thing keeping her warm, inside in a draft free quiet area.

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