Sick RI hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flsajs, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. flsajs

    flsajs In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2008
    My 2 yd old RI hen is losing weight, her waddle is pink and she is eating poop - why? What can I do

  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Can you tell us anything more? How long has it been going on? Any other contributing factors, like has she been in molt or has she been picked on by the other hens?

    What is the poop like?

    Is she eating normal food well?

    If no other factors seem to be contributing and it seem like she is eating everything in site and still loosing weight, it could be tape worms - especially if she free ranges in an area where dogs and cats are pooping.

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