1. CindaLouWho

    CindaLouWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago, a stray hen showed up in my yard. I have 18 chickens myself, I sort of think someone dumped her in my yard.
    Well, she's some kind of a mutt. I've never seen a hen like her before. But she is sick! She had poo stuck all on the bottom of her. I bathed her and isolated her for 3 weeks, introduced her to my flock (which are all vaccinated for mareks and bronchitis) and now I think she's getting worse all of a sudden with watery poo, and she's sort of lethargic. Is there anything I can do to help her and more importantly, keep the rest of my flock from getting whatever she has?! Ugh.
     
  2. CindaLouWho

    CindaLouWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of her.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Have you treated for worms or for coccidiosis? Either one can cause diarrhea and lethargy. Valbazen or SafeGuard are good for worms, and Corid (amprolloium) in the water for 5 days is good for cocci. A vet could examine a stool sample for either one. Vent gleet can cause reddened skin with yellow patches around the vent and smelly droppings. It can be from a fungal infection.
     
  4. CindaLouWho

    CindaLouWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She died.
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  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     

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