slw hen mouth open, lethargic, not eating, Help me!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amandarc, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. amandarc

    amandarc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three days ago I noticed my 5mo old slw hen limping and she had a small cut on her foot, I cleaned it, neosporin and vet wrap. Next day, still limping vet rap gone!! Could not find anywhere! It was a long slim piece, think she may have eaten it, but she is around other birds too.
    Replaced with a larger vet wrap so none of them could eat it. Today, soaked her foot in epsom salt water, cleaned wound, looks red irritated. She has a small limp, not as bad today. However, she is now lethargic, white runny poo, not eating and her mouth remains open.
    Two things may have happened:
    She either ate the vet wrap the first time and now has an intestinal blockage
    Or sour crop or
    Maybe her pain is causing her to act this way??
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

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