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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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My hen is lethargic, not eating, so is losing weight. She

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My hen is lethargic, not eating, so is losing weight. She has blobs of yellow diarrhoea which smells awful.
I have read up digestive problems and have been giving her a syringe full of olive oil yesterday and today.
Her comb has fallen & she seems listless but still responds to her name.
I have been washing her bottom when it is messy.
Can you please advise as I go on holiday on Saturday and have to leave her in the care of my neighbour and I will worry about her all the time I am away?
thank you
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long has she had these signs?

Is she taking any fluids?

Has she been vaccinated? What for?

When did you last worm her?