4wk old pekin bantam sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cupboardlovers, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. cupboardlovers

    cupboardlovers Hatching

    Dec 4, 2011
    ok, this is what she can do - sleep, stand up, cleans beak often on any surface,swallows water and food when fed. She chirps occassionally. Will not peck!!!!! I have her in the office with me on covered waterbottles and under reading light. She does know when she is hot by moving away from the light and then I give her water. After I feed her she extends her neck and opens the beak like she has something that wont go down. Any advise, please?
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Songster

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    How old is she? Is she normally with a flock? What kind of coop, run, bedding, feed? --- Sorry, you said she is four weeks old.. so.. worming does not apply at all. Worms are not the issue... and parasites shouldn't be either.

    Has she been in the house? Indoors? Has she gotten cold (before you brought her in)?

    If you have been hand feeding her, making her a pet... she may peck you less and less. Will she eat without you feeding her? Is she lethargic...?

    What are her "sick" symptoms?

    Use the search here... on BYC...
    How does her poop look? If you search "normal poop" you will find threads that give a link to a UK site that shows pictures of all the normal kinds and some not normal kinds of poop. Good link to check out.

    Best of luck.. if she is eating and drinking that is very good... if they eat "wet" food... if you wet their food and make a mash out of it... they will sometimes "gape".. open their beak to clear their throat -- I think the wet, mushy food gets stuck more... in my opinion. If she takes a drink of water after eating... that should wash the food down.

    Take care...
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011

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