sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rayado, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. rayado

    rayado Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a hen that's been sick for 3 days here's a video what do I do she's my favorite hen please please help
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is her face swollen? Any wheezing, discharge, sneezing, odor, etc? What does her poop look like? How old is she? What breed is she?
     
  3. Mell62

    Mell62 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got the same thing. She was puffed up yesterday morning and didnt charge out of the coop with the rest of the flock. She is sleepy and eats very little. I kept her in the house last night, but she's about the same as yesterday. Checked for mites/ticks, and also no worms in her stool. The other chicks and duck are all fine.
     
  4. rayado

    rayado Out Of The Brooder

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    her face is swollen shes sneezing and weezing she is a new Hampshire red
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    • Dust for mites/lice with a poultry dust, not DE, even if you can't see them.
    • You don't have to see worms in poop for them to have worms.
    • Weigh on digital kitchen scale.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    When mine have a respiratory infection, I usually treat them with an antibiotic called Baytril, but it's banned by the FDA for use in food animals, so it should only be used if you're not planning on eating meat/eggs from the treated bird. Tylan is probably a better choice for most people and you can get it at TSC. I also dust for mites/lice, even if I can't see them and worm with fenbendazole (Safeguard for Goats), 50mg/kg ( .5cc/kg), by mouth, repeat in 10 days.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Rayado and Mell62, both of you should weigh them on a digital kitchen scale.
     
  8. FlyHigher

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    Could it be Infectious coryza or Mycoplasma?
     
  9. Mell62

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    Mine is 10 weeks old, What will weighing her tell me?
     
  10. casportpony

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    I'm no expert, but I think it could be.
     

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