What coud this be? HELP ASAP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fowl weathered friend, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I thought she was jsut egg-bound, but this is something much more serious!

    My hen (no idea how old--at least 2-3 years) has been acting lethargic, waddling, moving slower and laying down a lot. No rumpled feathers as far as I can tell. Yesterday she wasn't eating very much, but I put it down to the heat, and she was drinking water.
    Today, she won't eat at all, much slower and more lethargic, and I noticed that she's only pooped twice in 6 hours and it's white...

    What could this be, and what's my proper course of action?
    No sneezing, coughing, or mucus in nostrils or eyes. No mites as far as I can tell. As far as worms are concerned, I add diacetamous (sp?) earth to their food.

    Any thoughts?
    I isolated her and have her with food and water, but she doesn't seem interested.

    HELP ASAP
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    did you give her a warm bath? this usually helps stimulate them to push the egg out and help with pain with stretching their muscles....Are you sure shes not egg bound? You felt for a hardened spot-maybe it broke in her? I would give her a warm bath--see what the experts say...
     
  3. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave her a warm bath already...I just don't know! And it really worries me that she's not eating or drinking. I don't really know what to feel for in therms of being egg bound...
     
  4. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you feel her vent area. It may entail going in that direction. If you can feel her vent is hard, then you need to assist her in moving it out. Vegetable oil orally will help things move along, but you'll also want to lube up your hands/gloves. I'm not sure what to use, but do a search, as you will find the right options. Let us know if she feels hard around that area, or is oozing anything out that is of concern and we'll all go from there. Good luck!
     
  5. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if she has laid internally. I had a hen do this with these same symptoms. The outcome was not good. I'm sorry for your troubles and good luck. Keep us posted.
     
  6. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

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    Tried it with the gloves and felt nothing...
    Her vent area is pale and now slightly blue, and her comb is also bluish (more of a purple)...
    I have no idea what this is but I know it's not good. I've been feeding her water, but she won't eat. I'm going to keep up with the water and try again to see if I can feel anything. She's getting skinny fast. She walks, but not much.
    She's my favourite bird and the first hen I ever owned: any assistance would be so great
     
  7. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what she has, but I tried putting DE on my chicken's food and it didn't do a thing![​IMG] Sorry, [​IMG]
     
  8. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. I hope someone can help you.
     
  9. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: I'm just going through the run of things right now. Feeding her by hand every couple of hours (mix of mash and baby bird feed and water) and water with fresh garlic and probiotic in it.
    I saw her take a few sips of water on her own today and nibbled at te food I have out for her, but I don't want to get my hopes up.
    Still doesn't walk well and seems grumpy that I have her in the outdoor laundry room...we'll see how this goes.

    I'm a little concerned because someone else on here mentioned a hen with what they thought was white pus coming out of her vent, and Radclyffe poops white mucus with flecks of black...
    Hope this isn't the same thing at all because they are culling their bird.

    Any other suggestions--besides the garlic--to help keep her as healthy as possible? Whatever she may have--and it doesn't seem to be an egg-bound issue because I just can't feel an egg--I want to give her the best chance I can to fight it through. [​IMG]
     
  10. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your wanting to help her internally
    give her some wet mash with
    3tbsp of dry crumbles
    6 tbsp of milk sweet, sour, butermilk
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    now put in a 1000 mg of Vit E ( cut end oif capsule and pour it either into her beak or put in the wet mash
    1 Vit B complex ground up in tbsp and put in wet mash
    also 2 5000 Vit C chewable ground up in tbsp and put in wet mash
    hese vit will give her some stability in the nervous system

    Also she could use a couple 5000 calcium ground up in tabsp and put in the wet mash
    the calcium is very good if she is absorbing the egg inside her body
    keep doing this twice a day till she is better

    if she will not eat 3 tbsp of the wet mash cut it to 1-1/2 tbsp and 3 tbsp of milk

    this is very good for her
    you can email me PM with any other questions I can try and help you out
     

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