sudden weight loss, very lethargic, eating little

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lucky509, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Lucky509

    Lucky509 In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2012
    Well hello there, so, one of my beloved hens, the one who was the plumpest, has suddenly lost a ton of weight. She is usually pretty shy, doesnt like to be touched, but she isnt even putting up a fight anymore. she went from being huge, to being very boney and weak in a matter of a week. She is molting right now, I checked for mites, and didnt see any ( since they are usually the culprits in my flock) A similar thing happened last year, except she had mites, got wry neck and passed away. I really want to try to catch it earlier this time. Just today I started giving her electrolyes and yogurt to gain weight. One thing I noticed is her crop is a bit extended and pretty red. I would really appreciate the help, if you can.

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