Silkie grouchy, losing weight, still eating, still pooping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by atalanta, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. atalanta

    atalanta New Egg

    Jan 17, 2013
    Hi, I have a one year old silkie hen. About 5 days ago she stared acting grouchy, not wanting you to pick her up, she's losing weight. She's standing around more than usual and sometimes I find her kinda crouching with her neck pulled in. Her stools look normal, she eats but not a whole lot. We have seen what looks like the egg white kinda leaking out the back but not much and it stopped. Her crop is emptying as she does poop and the poops are normal but smaller than usual.

    Now have her in the house in her box with electrolyte water and food. She eats but not with the usual vigor and the poops still look normal but a little smaller than usual. She's still growling when we go to pick her up and she does not want to be held. Eyes look clear, no runny nose or other mucous coming out of ether end. It has been about 40 degrees out.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    If you saw fluids come out of her vent that didn't look normal she might have a broken egg inside her.

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