What could be wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jomary2013, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. jomary2013

    jomary2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 year old hen has lost a lot of weight, she's been walking weird too like if she's about to fall. I notice that when she puts her head down it starts going up. She's been pooping also white or sometimes with green stuff. She does eat a little when I give her food but not a lot. Please help. What could I give her or what should I do?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Over the counter medication isn't available anymore so you can't really treat things anymore without a veterinarian, they should be able to diagnosis what's wrong with her too. There are so many reasons for a chicken to act unwell.
     
  3. RAsChickens

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    You'll need a vet for sure.
     
  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yes, she'll need a vet. She might have worms. Especially if she has lost weight, is her poop watery or clear?
     
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  5. jomary2013

    jomary2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's white watery
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The white is the urine, the dark is the poop, so I would guess it means she isn't eating, but is drinking.
     

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