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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peep-Chicken, Aug 18, 2018.
i have a lethargic hen. She’s not too interested in eating, but will nibble, and is just slow.
I think it just means she’s not eating enough. What are her other symptoms? Is she losing body condition? You can tell by feeling her breast muscle. If she swollen at all in her belly… beneath her vent in between her legs? Is her crop functioning properly… emptying overnight? Is she a laying hen? If so, when was the last time she laid eggs? How old is she? Could she be heading into molt?
Edited to fix a (humorous) spelling error.
She feels skinnier than she should be. She does feel bloated in the abdomen. Her crop empties, but she doesn’t eat very much. She’s over 3 years old, a Swedish flower hen I hatched myself. I’m really not sure when she last laid. Her eggs look a lot like one of my other hen’s.
I recommend that you worm her with safeguard liquid goat wormer or valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer. Also worm your other birds.