Sick Sexlink

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abblcart, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. abblcart

    abblcart Out Of The Brooder

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    I need some help for my sexlink Emerald. It's been 2 days now and she is still acting weird. Shes always alone or somewhere in a corner. She eats/drinks very little. Her mouth is clean, no infections or respiratory issues or gunky eyes. She was having white runny poo but now its a very dark green with maybe some seeds, but it has the white cap like normal poop. It also feels like she has an egg and she hasn't laid any yet. I know my other 2 hens that are laying also isolated themselves and seemed depressed before laying their first egg but they didn't have a pooping problem. But what is most alarming is the personality change, I can actually hold her. I mean she would growl and rip me a new one if I got too close. Now I can pick her up and she will relax and rest her head on my chest. Something is definitely wrong but I don't know what. So any suggestions on what is going on? I can't really afford a vet around here because she is not considered a standard pet.
     
  2. casportpony

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

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you post some poop pictures?

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  3. abblcart

    abblcart Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. [​IMG][​IMG]. Sorry I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow in the day.
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    Looks kind of too green. Can you bring her in the house where it's warm? 80-85 degrees would be ideal.

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

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

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  6. abblcart

    abblcart Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounds like it's the temperature and/or a stuck egg because of how warm her thighs and lower area was. I'll get a lil hospital cage set up tonight and get her in the morning. She's in her makeshift nest that I can't reach.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sorry your hen is not doing well. Please do follow any advice casportpony gives you.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, abblcart, and :welcome! Happy you joined our community but sorry it's under these circumstances. I agree with Diva - casportpony offers good advice. Best of luck to you and your hen. :)
     
  9. abblcart

    abblcart Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. She's standing up now! She's more alert, grooming and talking up a storm. Hopefully this is a good sign.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Fingers crossed! :fl
     

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