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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 pm 
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Age: At least 5 or 6. Not sure, we inherited her after her owner died. Probably older.
Breed: GL Wyandotte maybe crossed with Barnevelder.
Sex: Hen

Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER: Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER: Last night she was not on her perch, she was on the floor under the other chooks. She never does this. This morning she seemed to be kind of limping/jumping/uncomfortable. This afternoon she was sitting off by herself. She let me pick her up which she would normally not do. Now I have her in a washing basket on a towel. She is eating but not moving. Normally she would try to get out. I thought she might've broken a leg but her legs seem ok. Not swollen or anything.

What are you feeding? - Please list everything you're feeding to your birds, including type of basic feed, free ranging, scraps, extras, etc. If possible give approximate percentages.
ANSWER: Barrastock layer pellets, scraps, occasionally mixed grain. Water with AC vinegar in it. Free ranging but there's not much grass at the moment, pretty muddy.


Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: She has just done a poo. It is quite smelly. Pretty sticky, stuck on the side of the basket. I'll try and post a photo.

Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: This seems ok.

Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: Have not been able to assess this yet. But she is eating.

Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER: Her weight seems good. Not all skinny like others I've had that became unwell and died, this was more than a year ago.

Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER: I'm not sure if she is laying. I'll try and post a photo. Her comb is red but possibly not as big as when she is laying. She's not broody. Not socialising she's normally fine though.

Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: Definitely lame and low 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: Not for a long time. 6-12 months.

1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
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2. What product was used to worm the bird, and how was it given? ? eg. in the drinking water, on the skin, by injection?
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3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
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Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
ANSWER: Just AC vinegar.

Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER: Its very wet at the moment. 3 new chicks but they are housed behind a fence and hatched by our resident silky.

Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Photos of the hen and poo.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:10 pm 
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The poo doesn't look unusual but if it's especially bad smelling that could indicate a bacterial gut infection. Just one thought that comes to mind. If it is that then vet prescribed antibiotics would be needed.

I'd worm her with a good quality wormer. I would say that Wormout tablets are the best. The problem may or may not be worms but she hasn't been wormed for a long time and getting rid of any worm load will give her a boost and help her deal with whatever is ailing her, at the least.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:14 pm 
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What Rach said


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Thanks. I'll worm her tomorrow. Hopefully she improves over night.


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