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marigold

  • Joined Jul 2009
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Advice on sick hen needed
« on: April 18, 2010, 11:31:14 pm »
I think that my hen may have bacillary white diarrhoea - from reading about her symptoms - she is unwell, huddled cold looking and has copious white soft poo which is sticking to her vent, it looks like it. As it is sunday today i can't do very much. My husband thinks that we should cull her to stop it spreading, she is 3 years old and not a special hen. I am thinking that it would be good to try and help her get better, I can isolate her and give her cider vinegar in her water and go and get some medication tomorrow. Does anyone have experience of this and have any other thoughts on what we should do?
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doganjo

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Re: Advice on sick hen needed
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 11:46:32 pm »
I would give her a chance if you can.  If it is infectious she will already have passed it on so culling won't make any difference.
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bamford6

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Re: Advice on sick hen needed
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 08:49:59 am »
box on her own heat lamp chop boiled egg up with some macvite bickite she will eat that and hopefully pick up

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Re: Advice on sick hen needed
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 11:31:59 am »
BOILED EGG DOES WORK FOR A LOT OF ILLS SO DEFINETLY GIVE IT A TRY WELL SAID BAMFORD6:)
Currently haved 3 x 5 months old peking bantams,2 x isa brown, 1 x welsummer and 5 welsummer chicks and thats me at my full quota, their great fun and i think everybody should keep a couple of chooks as there great and the eggs are a bonus  LOL

 

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