Thanks for the support.
Cuddles refuses to eat egg (tried cooking them many ways) & soaked layer feed. I tried offering other soft protein treats, yogurt, baby food, & oatmeal, but she simply dislikes soft foods. I've been avoiding feeding hard foods like dry pellets, scratch grains because I don't want to add to impaction. I've tried stool softeners, olive oil, Corid, yogurt, electrolytes, Exact (baby bird hand feeding formula). Also warm baths. Most of her food has been via tube.
She's been pooping & drinking more today & searching for floor crud to eat. DD gave her a couple mealworms & tiny pieces of bread crust. (Her 2 fav snacks) She actually ate! I know it's junk food & perhaps hard to digest, but any food via the beak seems less stressful than crop tube feeding. At this point, I'd prefer her to die happy than slowly starve to death.
So, that's my tiny ray of hope. I'll let her eat a little more bread tonight & see if it can pass through by morning.
* If anyone knows something I'm missing, please let me know. ie- If bread causes constipation, then please let me know.
Idk if there is anything detrimental about that and I think her wanting to eat is a good sign. I know it's hard to hope and I know you won't give up on her but try to have a little hope for her.
I don't know, it looks like your yellow chicks with light brown on head and wings. My guess would be mauve cuckoo, but I have to wait til they feather out to see if I am right. I am not an Easter egger lover, but that chick I bought to keep the orp company, is so **** cute!
glad to hear Cuddles is hanging on, I would give her something to eat too. Hang in there Cuddles !
Okay one of the light chicks in my pic is actually the white sport legbar that Junibutt hatched. It seems to be doing well but is wearing some fancy footwear to try and align a crooked middle toe. The last pair of shoes managed to fix the other foot so I'm hoping this one can too but if not that's okay. It could be me imagining it but I swear the little things head/crest/vaulted skull is beginning to look more normal.
*fingers crossed* it's healing... Idk if it can do that but I hope so. It's gender has been "clouded" by its head distorting it's sexable markings but I swear it's looking like a pullet more and more. It has way more wing feathers than the other chicks of course they're different breeds, in two layers too. It also is getting tail feathers, which none of the other chicks are getting, not even the oldest three. Because of all this and partially my wishful thinking I'm guessing pullet but not really sure. Other than the two chocolate pullets the jury seems to be out sill in the case of the rest of them. I will say that I can only see barring on the wing feathers of the chick Junibutt thought was a double cuckoo chocolate.
Can't wait for us both to see!
I also love your EE chick! Gave you ever owned any? Our EE are some of our favorite birds and some of our more friendly especially after they started laying.