Poorly Hen

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Poorly Hen
« on: February 17, 2012, 19:42 »
My speckeldy seems to have fluid in her chest, she does not have a runny nose. but she is moving her neck in a funny way.  She is eating and drinking but has stopped laying. Can anyone suggest anything ,thanks in advance

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hen-night

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 20:04 »
What have you been feeding her??

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Karhog

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 20:18 »
Hi, has she been wormed recently? Is she gasping for breath? Any fluid in her eyes or nostrils?

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Teapot

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 20:52 »
She has been fed on mixed poultry feed the same as the others and no she is not gasping or anything. She goes around the garden the same as the others and seems normal.

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hen-night

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 20:59 »
Is is her crop that has fluid,thats the lower part of her neck or underneath her between her legs..

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Karhog

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 21:18 »
Have you noticed if her poohs are normal? If she has not been wormed it could be gape worm- are you able to look down her throat as i believe you can sometimes see this if this is the case...Ugh I know, and thankfully I haven't personally had to deal with this

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Teapot

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 09:49 »
Hi Thanks for all the advice she has been wormed and apart from the fluid and not laying eggs she is fine and bright.

Hen-Night, yes her fluid is by her crop and between her legs do you know what it is ? Thanks

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JACDORE

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 16:05 »
maybe sour crop?  Anyone think that?
2 rottys 4 cats, 2 gecko's, 2 beardies, 2 hamsters, 1 guinea pig, 1 rabbit, 12 various fish, 6 hens, 1 hubby, (lol)

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Teapot

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 16:12 »
What is sour crop?? Thanks in advance for your help

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Teapot

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 17:10 »
THANK YOU.  yes it was sour crop and I have dealt with it and she seems quite perky.  Gave her a bit of olive oil as well.

You are a mine of information and I am extremely grateful.
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JACDORE

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 17:18 »
sorry i didnt reply in time and tell you wat sour crop was, it was my first thought.  So glad you got to find out what it was and have dealt with it.  Was it dealt with by a vet.  Teapot you may need to keep your eye on it as it usually re-occurs and their is a tablet vet prescribe for it to dry it up properly.  I cant think off top of my head what its called but think i have some left somewhere so will go look or maybe some-one knows it. 

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JACDORE

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 17:23 »
found them - there called metronidazole 200mg - funny though it 1/8 of a tablet twice a day, bliddy fiddly

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Teapot

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 16:47 »
Thanks very much. :)

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bood77

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Re: Poorly Hen
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 07:43 »
I would say take her to a vet



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