tail down..acting weired

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BigBen, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. BigBen

    BigBen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my RIR looks huge and she is moping around bearly eating. her tail is down. I have no idea what it could be, any thoughts.
     
  2. jobeth3

    jobeth3 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my black sex link hens is acting the same way...i started treating her with tetracycline...seems better today.
     
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  3. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    maybe worms?
     
  4. highwayhens

    highwayhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I just want to tell you (although I feel badly for doing so) that when we had two birds do that last year, both ended up dying before I could figure out what the problem was. We examined one for possible egg binding, but couldn't feel anything. They were both RIRs and laid very large eggs, so I don't know if that was the problem or not. They were walking very slowly with tails down and had very poopy bottoms.
    Now we've got another one who has developed a very dirty bottom--but she's a poor layer (Sussex) and they're all off laying right now anyway, due to the lack of light and being older. So with this one, I don't think it could be egg binding, and she's not really acting sick anyway.
    I'll try to follow this thread but may start my own.
    I hope things work out okay!
     
  5. highwayhens

    highwayhens Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW, I may head out for some Wazine today in case it's worms.
     
  6. BigBen

    BigBen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its odd. she is traveling with the flock and diging in the leaves, but she appears bigger that before and her tail stays down. Last night I gave them all scratch. she ate some but not like usual. If I thought she was hurting I would cull her.
     

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