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 Post subject: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:26 pm 
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My old Isa Brown is listless , breathing rapidly, off her food and has yellow diarrhoea running out. I hand fed her a couple of worms. She managed to eat them . Has anyone any ideas of what it could be? My other chickens are robust and healthy .Im worried that she could infect the others.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:37 pm 
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rudi, I wouldn't like to risk a guess as she sounds quite unwell and should probably see a vet if that is an option.
In any case I would isolate her and give her TLC - keep her warm, try to encourage her to eat and drink but don't stress her by forcing her.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:09 am 
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I may be a bit late on this but I think you (as Sue says) have a very sick hen. You say she is an old Isa and old Isa hens are prone to a number of serious illnesses. Basically they are a hybrid bird derived from a number of breeds and sophisticated genetics to give the maximum number of eggs in their laying life.

This gives enormous wear and tear over their lifetime and leaves them prone to to a number of conditions. Infected reproductive system is high on the list as is a number of cancers due to laying. Infections usually have a foul smell about the discharge. Cancers also have a discharge, however, it is often yellowish and not always odourous.

Taking your hen to the vet is an option and they can quickly give an opinion but I think the writing is already on the wall with this hen. Her time has probably come.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:17 pm 
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Hi Mike,
Great to see you are still about, hope retirement is treating you well.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Yep - old dogs dont learn new tricks but we dont forget the old tricks.

Yes life is good. Still busy though, its the old adage that says once you retire you are busier than ever and no its not because of grand kids. None of my adult kids have produced any.

Thanks for remembering me

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow diarrohea
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Mike,

How could I not remember, you posses a wealth of practical knowledge on all matters poultry and freely give good solid advise.

Regards.


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