Suddenly sick hen....not sure what to do

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  1. calamarie

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    Found my hen just sitting lethargic and not moving, eye closed or half closed, picked her up and she just went limp in a way, and puked some stuff up when I tipped her forward. She is now away from the flock and will stand but just closes her eyes, I did dropper feed some water, and felt her crop but wasn't sure exactly what I am feeling for. Notice her comb is flopped over and kind of discolored, I noticed her comb had flopped over a month or so ago and it seemed like she may have gotten picked on a little so I chalked it up to that but it's worse now. She also felt super light and thin to me but her and the others of her breed have always seemed petite to me. I'll attach a pic. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cheetah1

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    Here I have a poultry disease book, let me see...
     
  3. Cheetah1

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    I have to ask, have you changed their diet. That could cause sickness I am still looking though.
     
  4. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Has she been wormed?
     
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    Um I read one that the external conditions are, loss of body weight and unthrifty condition. If that fits that description well I would hate to say, but it says to search for cause and treat. :( I am sorry if that is right. By the way this book is called, Poultry Diseases by E.J. Wortley. Tell me if the description I have is wrong, I can look more.
     
  6. calamarie

    calamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    no she has not
     
  7. calamarie

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    no change in feed or anything, all the snow is melted here so they have been out of the run a lot. Hmmm well she looks poor based on her comb and is obviously sick but I don't know for sure if she's low in body weight cause I don't handle them much since I have so many, the other 3 I have of her breed always looked mangie or "rough" so she doesn't look abnormally poor if any of that makes sense or helps.
     
  8. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    I'm still kinda new to chickens but she could be full of worms. I'm trying to get help now. @casportpony
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Ok, talking to someone else they said that it's more then likely worms. You need to get safeguard worker for goats. If you get liquid you should get a syringe (no needle) and squint a half of a cc in their mouth for a normal size chicken. A quarter cc for bantam.repeat in ten days and don't eat the eggs until after two weeks of the last dose. I'd worm all of your flock at the same time.
     
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