What could it be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rebeccamariemiller, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. rebeccamariemiller

    rebeccamariemiller Out Of The Brooder

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    The other day I noticed one of my hens huddled down in a corner by herself. She kept to herself for a couple days and tonight I found her dead. The other hens seem fine. Any ideas?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    So sorry to hear about your hen.

    The symptoms you describe could be any number of things, as any sick chicken will become a loner, huddle down, not eat, and be lethargic/listless. Parasites, egg problems, & many other diseases all look pretty much the same until you start looking at specifics.

    We lost a fav hen last week to roundworms/coccidiosis. We noticed symptoms but took too long to diagnose & treat her. The hard lesson learned for us was that we must move from diagnosis to treatment immediately upon noticing that a bird is displaying any symptoms of illness, however subtle.
     

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