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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calamarie, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. calamarie

    calamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    very interesting, does this issue usually come on suddenly? I did go back and check her weight and she is skin and bones, now she's sort of falling over and a has some liquid coming from her beak.
     
  2. Cheetah1

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    I think my advice is wrong, because I got the wrong definition. Here let me look for something about worms. Sorry, for giving you wrong advice
     
  3. Cheetah1

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    I read about something like that give me a moment
     
  4. Cheetah1

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    So the half good news is loss of weight is a sign of worms, which is better than death. The other sign of worms is seeing them in their feces and more.
     
  5. Cheetah1

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    Have you looked at any of her feces. Their feces help to figure out what is happening a lot.
     
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    Is it runny at her eyes and nose, because that would be a sign of a cold. Loss of weight is a sign to another sickness, but I am guessing it isn't because the only sign of it is loss of weight. Your hen has more than that one. I am not 100% sure if I am correct, I say look for more symptoms and before treating a hen check in with someone who knows chicken sicknesses more than me. Also don't assume anything extreme will happen, like her dying. Thanks for letting me try to help though. I will hopefully come back to see if she is better. Please say when she is better. Thank you and bye for now. :D
     
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  7. rIrs roost

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    Does the liquid coming out of her mouth have a smell?
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    And sickness does seem to come on quick. Chickens hide it well until it gets worse.
     
  9. calamarie

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    no it doesn't smell, I did smell her beak and didn't notice anything, Her poop is liquid....hmm other than that she just looks like death literally :-/
     
  10. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    It really sounds like worms to me. Maybe you can pm @casportpony to see what she says. She's amazing at these type of things. If you can't get her another amazing person is @TwoCrows .
     

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