sick young hen - can anybody help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cuckoomama, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Cuckoomama

    Cuckoomama Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    We have a young cuckoo maran (6-7 months) She appears to be ill. Her symptomsare as follows: She seems to be puffed up, doesn't make a sound, she does not have a strong appetite, has beak open most of time, unsteady on her feet, has wet poos, but not bloody. We do not want to lose her. Does this sound like anything familiar? We are keeping her in the house and away from the rest of the flock.
  2. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Is she making any sound when she breathes? Are her eyes and nostrils clear?
  3. IsbelAcresTN

    IsbelAcresTN Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2012
    Sounds like coccidiosis, which does not always present with bloody stools. The ruffled appearance and the lack of appetite, combined with loose stools all point to coccidiosis. The commonly accepted treatment for this is sulfonamides or amprolium.

    I hope this helps and good luck!
  4. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    Meridian, ID
    Are there any other symptoms to look for with Coccidiosis? Anything that would mimic an upper respiratory infection without any nasal discharge or occasional head shaking? Also would it show up in a fecal test?
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    She could be eggbound. How long has she been like this?

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