My hen is EXTREMELY weak, she is lying on her side and not eating or drinking. Her eyes are closed. She was absolutely fine last night and this morning I just found her like this. Any ideas? Her crop is a little full, probably from the seeds I fed her, last night.
Age: About 3 years old
Breed: Red Hen
Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER:Lethargic, not moving at all, would be mistaken for dead if you didn't check. Not eating or drinking. Extremely weak, getting worse.
Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: She hasn't pooed but a few days ago her droopings were watery, yesterday however they were normall. Her rear smells bad and is wet.
Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: None detected
Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: not eating or drinking.
Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER: comb is slightly shrunken and faded.
Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER: Has not layed in months. Is too weak to show any behaviour. Will open eyes and weakly move legs if picked up but goes back to normal very quickly.
Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: lameness, no energy.
Describe your usual worming routine and products. [If none, say so and skip the next 3 worming questions.] Do you have a cycle that you use eg. every 3 months, or every six months?
ANSWER: Have never wormed her.
1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
2. What product was used to worm the bird, and how was it given? ? eg. in the drinking water, on the skin, by injection?
3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER: The dirt in her cage was slightly wet as it has been rainy.
Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful
Here is a link to a photo:
http://s1140.photobucket.com/albums/n57 ... jpg&ref=nf