1. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10 month old Buff Orpington hen that I think is maybe sick. I go out to the barn several times a day to check on (and talk to) my birds ;) [​IMG] and I noticed she was poofed up in the corner and wasn't coming over to eat scratch, which is WEIRD for any of my birds. So I went and sat by her and tried to get her to eat some out of my hand and she refused. I then noticed she had white under her vent on her feathers. I brought her inside, I was thinking maybe she was trying to pass a broken egg. I put her in the sink, and still no egg. None of the birds are laying right now...so I'm not sure if she is . She has watery poo with the white in it...maybe a little yellow sometimes...not prominent enough to be yolk I don't believe. And she is not pooping much at all. I still have her inside. She wont eat her feed. I did get her to eat some cheese, yogurt (kefir) , and some scrambled duck eggs. I took her outside today and she ate a little bit of grass.

    I did put some antibiotics, Duramycin-10 in her water yesterday and today. She just isnt her chipper noisy self. I also thought she sounded like she was pushing an egg like quiet pushing sounds...the more I pay attention to her it kinda sounds like her breathing, like she may be congested?

    Any suggestions, or advice, I would greatly appreciate it!


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  2. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is her most recent poo. She did eat some grass a few hours ago.

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  3. Eggcessive

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    I would check her crop for signs of crop impaction or sour crop. It should be empty first thing in the morning. Have you wormed her lately? Can you put on a rubber glove and poke a finger 1 inch or so into the vent to check her for a stuck egg? Her poop looks like there is a lot of mucus in it. I'm not a poop expert, but I would treat for worms with Valbazen. If she has a respiratory infection, that could cause diarrhea, but coccidiosis could also cause diarrhea like that. Would it be possible to take a fresh early morning sample of her droppings in to your vet's office to have them check for worms and cocci? Then you would know which thing to treat.
     
  4. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen Buffy (Boofy) died in my arms last night.

    I thought I had mentally prepared myself for this...This is my first loss :( I am so sad!

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