Sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nhlisalee, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. nhlisalee

    nhlisalee New Egg

    Jul 10, 2011
    Hello all,

    I have a Golden Comet, not sure of age 3 or 4 yrs old. She has been listless, not eating well, weak the last few days. I have been feeding her seperate scrambled eggs, yogurt, warm oatmeal, bread soaked in milk. She seemed a tad better but today she has a poopy butt too. Totally not herself, standing in the sun, pecking around a little. She has not been roosting at night I dont think she has the strength. She has been sleeping in the nest box.
    I will wash er butt but what else can I do for her?

    thanks so much
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I think what I would do is treat her for coccidiosis, then worm her. Those would be the 2 most common things. On poopy butts, you can cut off all the dirty feathers, I do that all the time.

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