1. DaddyChicken

    DaddyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rhode Island Red hen about 2.5 yrs old that has been sick for about 5 days. Her comb is limp, she is very weak, and most noticeably, she is holding her tail very low. She eats and drinks water. I have given her some english peas and whole kernel corn from a can thinking it may help in some way. She stayed in the coup the last two days but is out today. I saw her poop yesterday and it looked kind-of milky with some normal looking runny poop also. Looked like an oyster.

    I have six other hens and one rooster and they are fine. I hope someone has an idea 'cause I don't. Thanks!
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be several things,have you looked up information for vent gleet? Here is a link for vent gleet.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt

    Have you checked for being egg bound?
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    You might want to separator her from the reset of the flock
    as you know soon the rest of your chickens just might
    want to start pecking at her causing new problems ........
    [​IMG] And try giving her some Probiotic and see if this
    will work and change her diet a little by giving her some
    rice, oatmeal with some cut up carrots or other Vegies
    or some apple if this isn't working you know it is something
    very serious ....... But it never hurts to try the easy things
    first ..........

    gander007
     
  4. DaddyChicken

    DaddyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ten chicks! I think you're on to something. I remember reading about this a couple yeas ago but had forgotten and I don't come on here much recently. Will give the treatments a try and let you know how it goes.
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,keep us posted on her condition.
     

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