8 week old pullet can't breath!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suenrob, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    She has had cold like symptoms, been giving her terramiacin. Now she is just gasping for air and seems really in distress. I feel soooo bad for her, but I can't kill her!!!!!! I know she is suffering, I don't know what to do. DH is out of town..... [​IMG]
     
  2. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Do you have pine shavings in with her. I know she's a bit older but do you think she ate any shavings? What kind do you have?
     
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    No, she's been sick with a runny nose and eyes and respiratory problems. I had another one that pulled through with the terramiacin, but this one is getting worse. I hate to see her suffer, but i just can't kill her myself. This is really stressing me out
     
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Ok, I've never killed anything before, HELP!!!!!!! It can't be anything bloody that will give me nightmares for the rest of my life!!!!!!
    I keep hoping that she will die on her own [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2008
  6. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear of your bird [​IMG] I'm with you on wanting a humane 'easy' way to help the bird from suffering. I've was raised a country girl, but could never do anything myself either, so I sympathize with you & Totally Understand. But I read on here how someone had a terrible accident that killed their adult chicken from applying topical creme that contained benzocaine. Used as a pain killer ingredient for a topical ointment treatment. I guess it's even used as a humane way of euthanasia.----seen info on a website about it. I guess the benzocaine can also kill reptiles also. I guess it works Very quickly, puts them to sleep then they're gone. The person who had their bird die just added a normal amount (like you would sunscreen cream I guess) to the birds comb & waddles. Then the bird sat & then fell over & died. I guess it must absorb into their system thru their skin pores of the comb & waddle. Sorry about you bird tho. But that's Waaaay more humane to have them fall asleep & die than to have someone use an ax. Again sorry about your bird [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Thank you for your post, Mrs. Countrychick. She went on her own. I did think of the benzocaine, but don't have any in the house. I think it's a great idea though, and will get some for the future.

    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  8. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You're Welcome. Sad how the knowledge of the benzocaine on BYC became known on here [​IMG][​IMG]... but that information can maybe bring alot of 'peace' to a sick or ailing birds. Atleast it's quick & painless, so that's a blessing.

    Thank you for the Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I found this site & Absolutely LOVE it [​IMG] So much info here on everything it's Wonderful! I've always read online that people made a 'homemade' incubator, but this site is Wonderful for info on Anything about incubating or hatching eggs. I'm Hooked now!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Glad your bird is at peace, sorry for your loss:(
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     

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