ADVICE, PLEASE?? * Chook Under The Weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by d.k, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Hey, guys- Miss Chook is running a fever again. Viral bug, I assume. Eating little, digestion slow, poo normal, if a little dry-- cooked from the fever. Giving her Activia, aspirin, PVS, and green tea extract, making sure she drinks. Don't know that antibiotics would help. What do you think?? She's pretty darn tempy, still. Thanks! (Last Ed: title/bump)
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Update: Temp down somewhat with aspirin/tea laced fluid push. One VERY green and sticky stool this afternoon (Activia related??). LOTS of sleeping. Ate maybe half of her normal dinner. Respiration may have been a touch stuffy last night (I thought it was very slight snoring and it quit when she moved a little.). She does have a fan on her at night as it is so stinking hot here. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    dk, not sure antibiotics would help if its viral. Usually, Tylan is recommended for respiratory illnesses. At least it would maybe keep secondary infections out while she fights the virus. Hope she's better soon.
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Thanks, Cyn-- Yeah, I hope she gets better soon, too!! Even DH was alarmed at how hot she felt and he doesn't usually pay much attention. I wondered if she caught something from me or a gf who visited last week. Being a single chicken, it's not like she has flock mates to pass stuff around.
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * dp: [​IMG]
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can add some aspirin to her water. I can't remember how much, it's a couple of regular 325 mg aspirins dissolved in a gallon waterer? Probably, I'd dissolve one of those in a quart waterer, but I'd have to check that out and get back with you. That might help with pain and fever anyway.

    I found this in one of my bookmarked sites:

    Used as a general treatment for reducing distress conditions of birds (fever or listlessness) that accompanies many diseases.

    Dissolve five (5 grain) aspirin tablets in one gallon of water.

    Offer this solution free-choice to the birds for the duration of an illness. The solution aspirin equivalent to 25 grains/gallon or 324 mg/gallon of drinking water. The dosage rate is about 25 mg/lb body weight per day.​
     
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  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I'd try the Tylan..her immune system is down..
    also vitamins and extra protein...
    and the aspirin therapy..
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Thanks, Sammi. No Tylan until Monday unfortunately-- even if I drove to Miami for it. However, could you remind me of the dose and whether that's orally, IM, or SubQ?? I have only injected rabbits and cats, and even that was 2O years ago. Wee bit nervous about shooting a chicken wrong, you know?? [​IMG]
     
  9. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    you have a pm.
     
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Update: She was eating, standing, walking and "talking" again today. Still feels kinda warm, and poo is a bit dry and light in quantity, but it's hard to tell today (given the heat) whether it's that is due to any residual fever. Guess I need a poultry themometer!!!
     

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