These are the chickens symptoms. My fear is that she won't regain use of her legs and wings when this is all over. She is eating really well though. I may have a special needs chicken on my hands.
"The toxin affects the nervous system by preventing impulse transmission to muscles which results in flaccid paralysis. Consequently, birds are unable to use their wings and legs normally or control the third eyelid, neck muscles, and other muscles. Birds with paralyzed neck muscles cannot hold their heads up and often drown. Death can also result from water deprivation, electrolyte imbalance, respiratory failure, or predation."
She can't keep her eyes open for more than a few seconds. And the neck thing I'm seeing.. I think it's a spasm. Like she's trying to lift her neck and the muscle goes weird on her. Thanks for that link Jerry. I was able to rule out 2 diseases with that one.
Sounds like you better start shopping for chicken diapers on ebay, lol. You might have yourself a house chicken.
I will if I ever get any youngsters up to age to sell. The first set of eggs from this pair were broken they laid 6 eggs and would fuss about who was going to be on the nest. So they both sat on the eggs and probably 4 eggs were broken. Then the other 2 eggs were not fertile so I had to clean out the nest. This time they only laid 3 eggs and I hear peeping in the nest so I know 1 baby for sure. Gouldians have been known to be chick tossers and lousy parents so many people foster them to Societies, but all that does is create a new generation of chick tossers and lousy parents so I've had to search for Goulds that were parent raised. All of my goulds now are. I did have two pairs until pudgy died (white breast male) so I'm going to keep a little male out this pair to go with my other female or I may just buy another male of a different head color or something. I don't know, they are very pricey little birds though which is why I don't have another male already. They run about $75 from a breeder.
Oh, how freaking cute. Love love love this little guy julie ....... Oh I got an idea , I'll trade you runner eggs for some squirrel eggs. Now how hard is it to hatch these guys and what do I need to set my bator to?
Job well done girl.... It makes me miss our little squirrel we tried to raise. At that time we did not know the wonders of raw goat milk much less afford a goat or the milk and our little guy didn't grow right on the puppy formula and canned goat milk. He passed suddenly while still young, but I always knew he wasn't growing quite right.
If she lays any eggs, you'll be the first on the list lol. They are hard to raise when young. I raised my first one on just kmr, but that was before I knew about goat milk and that little guy was only a week or so younger than pocket is now.
OMG they're sooooo cute! Haven't had goslings since last spring I had dueling ganders bust my Sebbie's eggs while she was off the nest, this year. Ok...they are eating and drinking right now so once they get their bellies full, I'll take pics. The girl is quite precocious! I think she may be a couple days older than the gander.
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Where are the pics silly?