HELP, my hen is sick!!!!!!! : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

My silkie hen has been acting really wierd lately. She Just sits around on her side. She is eating and moving around, but there is something wrond with her. She seems to waddle a little bit and has whitish stuff comming out of her vent. (butt) Do you know what is wrong with her? If so, what are the treatments of it? Thanks a bunch. Kelli

-- Kelli (, February 19, 2002


Does it look like egg white? Is she egg bound?

-- Nan (, February 19, 2002.

I think she broke an egg inside. Ralph

-- Ralph (, February 19, 2002.

Kelli, I am sorry about your hen. In your shoes(everyone knows what's coming here, LOL ) I would post a quick question on There are many experts there who can guide you as well as links to Poultry Vets. Please come back and let us know how she does. LQ

-- Little Quacker (, February 19, 2002.

Has she been vacinated for Mereks? my hens several years ago suffered from this, I made the mistake of nursing them through it, and so infected the rest of the flock! mereks they tend to dying with head twisted toward back. We were lucky to be only a few miles from Extention service and they would examine our 4-H birds for free.

Also, I have taking a $40 chick to the vet when the hock joint broke. Got spendy, and still had to put it down, never walked right. But the vet is always an option!!

donna in Stanwood wa.

-- donna potts walling (, February 19, 2002.

This web site by Oklahoma State Univ:, is a brief 2 page pdf file that lists common poultry diseases. It may help.

-- BC (, February 19, 2002.

My daughter is having thet problemtoo . We just kept it sepret and her silkie recovered.

-- Betty Jean King (, February 20, 2002.

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