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Update: still tube feeding, but she is showing more interest in food other than kale/bugs. I have put Corid in her water for the last 4 days, and continue to add probiotics/enzymes, too. And her overnight and daytime poop is basically normal now. Still thin, but hopefully that will improve over the next week or so. Today she is dust-bathing and mainly acting like her old self. Getting a blood test on Tuesday to check WBC level.

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Update: still tube feeding, but she is showing more interest in food other than kale/bugs. I have put Corid in her water for the last 4 days, and continue to add probiotics/enzymes, too. And her overnight and daytime poop is basically normal now. Still thin, but hopefully that will improve over the next week or so. Today she is dust-bathing and mainly acting like her old self. Getting a blood test on Tuesday to check WBC level.

Sounds like she is improving! Keep up all the TLC and I sure hope she makes a full recovery! :-)

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Update: got the results from the blood test, and the infection is gone! (WBC=7,300; 68% heterophils, 23% lymphocytes, 4% basophils, 5% eosinophils; red blood cell PCV of 49%)

 

Her poop is back to normal, and she has gained a little weight. We are weening her off tube feeding now (she is eating grains more now).

 

In other news, I actually saw a small worm in the cecal droppings of my other hen, and a fecal exam was positive for cecal worms. Time to worm them all...

 

Thanks again to both of you for your thoughts and support!

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Update: got the results from the blood test, and the infection is gone! (WBC=7,300; 68% heterophils, 23% lymphocytes, 4% basophils, 5% eosinophils; red blood cell PCV of 49%)

 

Her poop is back to normal, and she has gained a little weight. We are weening her off tube feeding now (she is eating grains more now).

 

In other news, I actually saw a small worm in the cecal droppings of my other hen, and a fecal exam was positive for cecal worms. Time to worm them all...

 

Thanks again to both of you for your thoughts and support!

Glad she is getting better!

 

-Kathy

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Thanks for the additional thoughts. We are still tube feeding her, and her overnight poop is mostly normal now, but she still has diarrhea/loose poop in the day time. She is starting to show (a little) interest in food other than kale and crickets/mealworms, but not with the vigor of a normal chicken. She is perky and alert, tail feathers up, etc., just not 100% normal.

 

Did not know that Baytril was ineffective against E.coli - will talk to vet about that.

 

I did ask the vet a couple weeks ago about clostridium perfringens and while I can't remember exactly what he said, he didn't think it was that.

 

I am planning on talking with him again today/tomorrow, and getting another blood test this week.

Sorry, guess I wasn't clear,... my bad  :hide

 

There are a *few* strains of E.coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa that are resistant, but the majority are sensitive to it, so it's a great drug to treat them with! Baytril is what I would use first if I though I was dealing with E.coli or pseudomonas aeruginosa. If that doesn't work I'll be in big trouble, cause anything more powerful needs a prescription.

 

-Kathy

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Update: got the results from the blood test, and the infection is gone! (WBC=7,300; 68% heterophils, 23% lymphocytes, 4% basophils, 5% eosinophils; red blood cell PCV of 49%)

 

Her poop is back to normal, and she has gained a little weight. We are weening her off tube feeding now (she is eating grains more now).

 

In other news, I actually saw a small worm in the cecal droppings of my other hen, and a fecal exam was positive for cecal worms. Time to worm them all...

 

Thanks again to both of you for your thoughts and support!

Great to hear she is on the mend! Keep up with all you are doing for her, I hope she makes a complete recovery!!! :)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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