two sick hens - just sitting or laying around, cream colored runny poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    One is a pullet born march, one if a couple years old - put them away from others. Gave them water w/ McMurray special vitamin boost, giving bread soaked in that and also feed. Haven't a clue what is wrong with them. Sheesh... I was happy it has been since Feb that anyone got sick.

    Ideas? We are LEAVING on vacatoin in five days for six days and I have a house sitter, but that is just the basics.

    What do you think?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Can you take a poo sample to a vet to check for parasites? That way if it were parasites, you could add meds to their water or soemthing while you are away.

    Also, are they drinking a lot of water with the heat? That could cause washed out runny poo.
     
  3. Peaches

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    I believe they are drinking, yes. It is $20 to take a sample to the vet which is pricey - but I could do it except it would not be able to happen till monday. also - so runny, REALLY would be hard to actually GET a sample. One looks a bit better, the younger pullet is just lying there and hasn't gone "upstairs" in the ark tonight.
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    anything would really be a guess... a faecal is your best bet to helping them
     
  5. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, so far, the leghorn pullet died. I decided it might just be cocci. anyway, check for mites and powdered the other one. Put eprinex on her. And now have her on corrid. By the way, what is the withdrawal time for corrid? to eat eggs again? Anyway, she is up and about and eating and drinking, so I will cross my fingers.
     
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  7. dlhunicorn

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    I believe the withdrawal time was two weeks but am not absolutely sure....
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    amprolium 0 days for slaughter, would say the same for eggs
     
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  9. fuisha

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    My silkie is about 6 months old she was away from hermates as they were at a 4 h show for 6 days she became as if she was drunk and could not walk her front legs she wants to keep streatched out in front of her body we have seperated her form them now thaqt they are back because she seems so week she i drinking we have given her electorolyand antibiotic she is eating but just cannot support her body weight Please let us knoe if we are prolonging her life
     

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