Very sick chicken!!! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlady04, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. chickenlady04

    chickenlady04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! I have a sick barred rock hen. She has green and yellow runny poo and She won't drink or eat anything. She has no energy and sleeps all day. She is also panting a lot. I keep her inside where it is cool but if she's not inside, she is outside with a fan on her. At night she sleeps on the floor and not with the rest of the flock perched on the bars. She has lost a lot of weight. Her crown is yellowish instead of red now. I don't know what to do! I'm so worried! :(
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?

    How old is she?
    When was the last time she laid an egg?
    What does her abdomen feel like?
    Has she ever been wormed?
    What type of food/treats do you give?
    Any new additions to your flock recently?

    It could be a number of things, but first and foremost you need to get her hydrated. Offer some vitamins/electrolytes in her water, if you can't get her to drink then you may need to tube feed her. Once you get her hydrated you can offer some wet feed, egg or tuna to her, or follow the tube feeding to get nutrition into her.

    If her abdomen is hard, bloated, or feels like it has fluid in it, then she may have an internal laying/reproductive disorder.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding
     
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    chickenlady04 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 11 months old and she hasn't laid an egg for the longest time, I can't remember when she last did. Her abdomen feels soft and squishy. She has never been wormed. I give them bird seed as treats but chicken food crumbles for actual food. And no we have not added anymore chickens to the flock recently. She has been sick like this before but she recovered.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You may want to take a fecal sample to your vet to have a fecal float performed. They can check for any internal parasites and possible bacterial infections. This may give you some insight into what may be going on.
    An Internal Laying /Reproductive disorder is always a possibility.



    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx
     

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