Sick Rhode Island, 2yr old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cburnstein, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. cburnstein

    cburnstein New Egg

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    My 2 year old hen has not been her usually perky self for a few days. Last night I noticed a long thin strip of something hanging out of her butt. Sounds nasty I know. It kind off looking like small empy sausage casing???!! I was able to pull some of it out with causing her distress. She then had a loose bowel movement. I have no idea what this could be. If anyone has any suggestions please post. Thanks from Jo (the chicken) and I.
     
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cburnstein

    cburnstein New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. It kind of looked like that only without anything inside the skin. I wonder if tape worms shed their skin like snakes? Will pick up some of the medication listed in the link you sent me. Do you know if I need to treat all the hen? I only have 10 right now so not too big a deal.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you need to treat them all. If one is infected there is a chance others are as well. Good luck to you :)
     

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