DH & I went outside to candle some eggs last night in the Serama coop, and while we were out we heard one of our EE's sneezing/coughing very loudly. We figure she got stung probably just a few minutes before we went outside.....lucky we did or I know she wouldn't have made it.
When we went over to check she was starting to gape for breath and was having trouble standing. We brought her in and she got progressively worse, getting more and more paralyzed and more mucus-y breathing. We gave her children's benadryl and I made her all sorts of towel contraptions to try and prop her up so she could keep breathing more freely until the Benadryl kicked in. She kept seizing/convulsing so I eventually just held her on my chest for a few hours reclined on the couch and tried to doze. Fast forward to after midnight, and she was breathing better but still spazming poor baby. I went to bed, checked her at 2 am and got up at 6. She made it through the night, but her legs are completely stiff out behind her with clenched feet. I'm not sure what else to do to help her. Her breathing seems ok, but I am hoping the paralysis is temporary, or just due to being in a weird position for those couple of hours overnight....
what to do if she doesn't get better over the day? chicken massage? chicken hot tub (in the sink) ?
We got revenge on some scorpions last night - killed several big bark scorpions that were over by the coop and probably another 7-8 in the front/back yards.....time to spray!!!