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Also one of them after having to chase her down a little was wheezing, but after she calmed down she stopped, is this respiratory issue or just because she was running like mad to get from me?

I'm getting a little lost in this thread. Birds can wheeze for different reasons. I would see if it's a continual problem before treating... The birds haven't had a good home at all so I think just what you are already doing and providing them with a clean home is good. I don't treat for respiratory problems because if it is a cold it will clear up if it is more they will be carriers so I kind of let you nature take its course... I know that's sad. Keep an eye out... If you need to... Antibiotics are available at a feed store and you can treat them all. Hang in there and give them time to heal!!! A clean spot, heat and Vaseline on the legs!!!! Hope this helps.

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post #22 of 27
And natural dirt and sand baths that the girls would take naturally is just as good as anything else. Remember you have removed them from the horrible living conditions.

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post #23 of 27
Also just a tip... It is easier to get the birds at night and apply Vaseline. You won't stress them out And the dark makes for easier retrieval

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post #24 of 27
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Thanks, yeah we found that out the hard way :) we did the washing, nail trimming and first vaseline this morning, it wasn't to bad but yes a lot of chasing. Then tonight when I went to close the coop up I reapplied the vaseline, SO MUCH EASIER, just picked them up off the roost and applied will wait until bed time to reaply. 

post #25 of 27
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Sorry if the thread is confusing :) just trying to make sure I am doing everything I can for them, I am glad I took them, they were offering them for free, glad they have a good home now :)

post #26 of 27
I'm glad you took them too!!!!!! Keep us updated!!!!

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post #27 of 27

Besides mites, from your description I wonder if they're feather picking each other. You'll just have to watch for that, or if things don't get better with mite treatment. Picking is often the result of birds being confined too closely, and can be linked to too low protein feed. however, once they start, fixing the space and the feed doesn't always fix the picking. Things like pinless peepers may be needed down the road....just something to keep an eye on. In the meantime, feed them something like unmedicated chick starter or grower, for the protein boost, and give them lots of space.

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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