1. princesspoultry

    princesspoultry New Egg

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    I have a five year old Buff Orpington hen who hasn't been acting right lately. She is all puffed up and is pasting in the back. I just de-wormed them all incase it was worms. She is eating and drinking a little.Any idea what could be wrong with her???
     
  2. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
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    [​IMG] 5 years is getting kinda old might just be old age
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    might just give her a couple of days and see how she does since you just wormed her.. also be sure to give her some type of probiotic, yogurt, kefir, butter milk to help with gut flora after worming.. you can trim up her feathers around her vent to keep it cleaner there, I do that to my chickens. have you checked your birds for lice or mites? heres a site that might help,
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018html
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly check for mites. you might want to dust with sevin powder anyway.
     
  5. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry your hen is ailing. [​IMG] Any other symptoms besides the fluffing up? No discharge from the nose, breathing from mouth, or injury? I take it that this has come on suddenly, anybody else acting funny? Have you checked for crop impaction? It does sounds like she isn't feeling good. It's good that you went ahead and wormed everyone, might as well start checking off possibilities. Do you think she is eating?
     
  6. princesspoultry

    princesspoultry New Egg

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    Unfortunately my poor hen didn't make it [​IMG] I'm thinking it was just old age cause everyone else is acting fine... But Thank you all for your help and replies!
     
  7. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry.[​IMG]
     

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