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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: marigold on April 18, 2010, 11:31:14 pm

Title: Advice on sick hen needed
Post by: marigold 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?
Title: Re: Advice on sick hen needed
Post by: doganjo 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.
Title: Re: Advice on sick hen needed
Post by: bamford6 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
Title: Re: Advice on sick hen needed
Post by: QWOLF 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:)