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12 week undersized Buff is wasting away.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Buff Dadie, May 15, 2016.

  1. Buff Dadie

    Buff Dadie New Egg

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    My Buff is one-third smaller than the other Buffs from birth.. She ate well, socialized well. Was not picked on and was an equal in all aspects, just smaller.

    One morning chicken was lethargic, head tucked in, sickly looking. Didn't know till day two it was impacted crop. I flushed out crop, perhaps not enough water, and got green stuff out. Still had oversized crop. Day three. Flushed crop out, got way more grass blades out. Did this three times. Should mention I used warm water and baking soda. Crop still enlarged. Should mention she is isolated from the start. Didn't feed food until day three when she got some egg and yogurt and some olive oil. She ate a little bit. Seemed to like yogurt (probiotics). Her poop was all white day three. Day four no poop.

    Now day four, flushed her out three times and now drainage just looks like slightly dirty water. Crop still somewhat enlarged, but less. She is very week, has a hard time standing. Will not eat yogurt. I have no more answers.........Perhaps it is time?
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Queen of The Coop Premium Member

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    My duckling is looking sick and it can't stand straight it Wud fall on one side and it looks like it's gasping for air do you know what's wrong with it I give it water bread and corn
     
  5. Buff Dadie

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    Thanks Rod for the article. I tried all the things listed but no good has come of it.
     
  6. RodNTN

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    Quote: I'm sorry it didn't work, hows your chick doing now?
     

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