Anemic Pullet/ nutrient definciency? Stomach growling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ariell, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    IMG_0498.JPG So three of my chickens have come down with what appears to be anemia. We discovered red mites and then three pullets became very weak, two have legs that have become almost useless. And the same two have become unable to feed themselves.

    So all three sick ones are staying inside and the two bad ones are being syringe fed water with electrolytes, yogurt protein shakes for calcium and a quick shot of protein, and a blended mix of kale, tomato, meal worms, layer pellets, electrolytes (with B vitamins because originally we thought is might be a B vitamin deficiency), poly vi sol, and a lot of water because it was too thick for the syringe.

    However my Cali seems to have taken a turn for the worse, she was the first one ill and it hit her the worst but yesterday she seemed to be doing better and was pecking at some scratch I tried to entice her with and holding her head up.

    However today she's back to just sleeping and being unresponsive, and seems to have secreted only liquid over night. Not even diarrhea, just liquid, and she's making a gurgling sound like a stomach growl. Do chickens stomachs even growl? But she's still chirping ok, hasn't lost her voice. No visible nasal or mouth discharge.

    So I doubled her dose of shake today and gave her more yogurt. And gave her a drop of poly vi sol directly into her mouth.

    She's a 18week old EE pullet.
    Am I not giving her enough nutrients? Is it just a bad case of anemia? Was it never anemia? Is it toxicity?
    Please help. I've become really attached to this chicken.
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    Are you tube feeding her?
    Or just syringe feeding?
    Mites literally suck the blood out of them.

    It would be best to feed a complete chicken feed with extra vitamins and electrolytes.
    The feed is made for them...contains the correct amounts of "stuff".
    Syringe feeding can force the stuff you are feeding down the wrong pipe and kill her.
     
  3. auroaSfarm

    auroaSfarm Songster

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    Sounds like everything I would do, its ok to be worried but these things can take awhile how long has she been sick? And make sure she has wood chips or hay under her and she is comfortable. She could have a defect and a rumbling tummy might be her digestive system running on low calories so try to give her growth feed and just talk to her and make sure comfortable wish I could help more, I pray for your little girl. :( good luck!!
     
  4. auroaSfarm

    auroaSfarm Songster

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    Also if she has flees or tics or mites put vinegar over them they will suffocate and die .
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    A permethrin based spray job to the coop would be great to get rid of the mites before anyone else gets them too.
     
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  6. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    I'm putting the syringe just in her mouth and pushing the food onto her tongue and then letting her swallow it herself so I'm not forcing it down her throat. She has the energy to swallow. Just not to eat and peck solid food
     
  7. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    I have folded up paper towels under her to keep her comfortable because when she lays her head down or thrashes the pine chips we're sticking to her nose and eyes and it made it harder to clean her after she poops because the pine shavings were sticking to her feathers
     
  8. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    Put the vinegar on the birds themselves? And she's been sick about a week now
     
  9. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    I bought this all natural poultry protector spray. Will that work?
     
  10. Ariell

    Ariell In the Brooder

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    She didn't make it. Any advice for the other two?
     

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