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  1. ericreames

    ericreames New Egg

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    We need help! One of our four year old hens is sick!

    Symptoms are:
    Lethargic
    Not eating much at all
    Not drinking much
    Not laying
    Huddles down like she's cold
    Clear with a little white liquid poo
    Skinny as a rail
    Comb is pale and cool to the touch
    Twitching her head occasionally
    Scratching around her eyes and beak

    We have isolated her for 5 days now and treated with Wazine, checked for mites, there is NO blood in stool, and she has no symptoms of an impacted egg. The rest of our flock shows no symptoms yet.

    We do not have an avian vet in the area and our normal vet says he knows nothing about chickens. We would appreciate any assistance. Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Can you see anything in her eyes, or any eye drainage? With her age, not laying, and her weight loss, I would wonder about internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis. I would feed her some egg and tuna, along with her usual feed. Some vitamins and electrolytes in her water may also help. Ten days from the Wazine, I would probably reworm her with either Valbazen or Safeguare kiquid goat wormer, which will kill more worms than just round worm. Here is some info about internal laying:
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/526089/egg-yolk-peritonitis
     

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