Recent content by sehfergy

  1. sehfergy

    My old hen is slowly dieing, how can I help her during her last days?

    sounds like she could be egg bound. have you given her warm baths to try & help her get the egg out maybe? i think you can give aspirin to chickens in water, if you google it you can find the dose. you are a good chicken mother worrying about her comfort, she’s lucky you are looking out for her.
  2. sehfergy

    Is this Bumblefoot? Help! No weight-bearing after injury

    maybe some meloxicam from vet or aspirin in her water to help the inflammation? my duck is having walking problems & i brought her to the vet. would not recommend that unless they know about ducks which this one doesn’t. good luck, i hope your baby is better soon!
  3. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    oh thank you, i am so distraught. the vet seems confused & to not know very much about ducks.
  4. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    the vet said she’d give us meloxic & clavamox. you don’t think i overdosed her w/ aspirin?
  5. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    please help guys! i’m at vet & pippi is breathing fast. did i give her too much aspirin? i gave her 81mg about 3 hours ago. she was eating & drinking fine & now is very stressed, vet does not seem to know what is going on. gave pippi sedation & she calmed right down. i just want to take her...
  6. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    no antibiotics on hand, no. i brought her to the er exotic vet. they want to xray & lab, she is very stressed & panting now, uggg.
  7. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    oh i didn’t know this about mpc, holy cow. i thought the birds were very nicely secured when shipped & they have been very healthy until this issue today. thx for info on the bath, i sure don’t want more issues than we already have. i’ll keep w/ the baby aspirin & will try the watm bath & rest.
  8. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    no, i got these from my pet chicken. i haven’t supplemented niacin b/c i read that mealworms are a good source & they love them. i am going to try an epsom salt bath & maybe another baby aspirin later. thanks for your thoughts.
  9. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    one drake for 3 females. he is pretty gentle & i haven’t seen much in that way going on recently but i’m not out there all the time. i don’t know if she specifically is laying, egg production dropped drastically when the weather turned cold last month & among the 3 of them we get maybe one egg a...
  10. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    she is 9 months old. sudden onset of symptoms. she was fine yesterday.
  11. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    i don’t give niacin supplements but i give then several servings of meal worms per day as i had read that this was a good way to supplement b vitamins & niacin. no scabs, no deformity, no swelling or tenderness at all.
  12. sehfergy

    help, my duck is suddenly lame

    today one of my swedish blue ducks is limping severely & not wanting to get up. i inspected her foot/leg & there is no injury & no apparent tenderness, swelling or deformity. she is eating/drinking if the feeder/waterer is close enough but she can’t walk more than a couple of feet before lying...
  13. sehfergy

    enlarged hind toe???

    also, left foot/ankle is fine, it really is just the toe. i can take another pic
  14. sehfergy

    enlarged hind toe???

    no, right ankle is fine, just the bumble which i removed. she is doing better after bumble removal, is walking w/ no limp (has never limped) & is being more sociable. i soaked both feet last night, i guess i’ll keep doing that...?
Top Bottom