In the Brooder
- Jul 21, 2016
so I found out my girl JoJo had Lash! Was very fearful of the out come, they say 2% chance of curing it! When I found out the first thing I did was get her on antibiotics (enrofloxacin) 10 days, noticed she wasn’t drinking water so I made her drink many times a day out of a sryringe (vitamin and electrolytes) also she had watermelon daily, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, anything that had lots of water base, before she wouldn’t free range or eat anything, but cucumbers, after 48hrs she started eating bugs and worms, with her veggies, know she’s eating more of her feed and mealworms and her vent is no longer red, her fecial matter is getting more formed, she lost a lot of weight, haven’t seen any pus eggs in 3 days and she’s getting more energy. She is a laid back chicken, easy personality. Be diligent, notice signs early, wrinkles in there eggs, miss shaped eggs, laying less and less, most of all, KEEP THERE LAYING NEST CLEAN, I’ve always keeped a clean run and nest but sometimes I have notice Fecial matter after egg laying. The fecial matter can go up through the vent and in there Oviduct which from my understanding that’s how they get Lash, at least that’s one way! So... antibiotics, plenty of water, veggies, also I mixed corn and yogurt together and sometimes did the same with the lettuce, and keep there vent clean. My girls are pets and part of the family, so there was no question on saving her! But if she does start laying, no eating these eggs for 8 weeks, me may be 4-5 months, lol. I hope this thread helps someone else, just know if your willing to put in the work, you can save your hen from this horrible disease .