Any Hope For My Friend?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rex, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Rex

    Rex Hatching

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    3 months ago a banty Barred Rock rooster showed up at my house, followed me around wherever I went. Got food, cracked corn, built a cage. I let him out every day to peck at the yard, but he would rather sit on my lap, or whatever I was trying to read or work on.

    3 days ago he stopped crowing, now he's struggling for breath and has diarehea the color of yellow highlighter.

    I've been giving him aureomycin on advice of a long time chicken owner since yesterday, but now he sits more than stands, and his eyes are closed more often than open, still struggling for air.

    No bird vets where I am.
    What else can I do?

    Rex:(
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

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    Do you have any idea how old he is? It might just be his time. You could do a search on poo though. Other tan that, I have no help for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. max101

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  4. max101

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    Have you been giving him a pick me up. Like vitamins in his water.
    Yoghurt is good for stomach probs.
    What is the temperature their. Is it really hot.
    Is there any smell from around his face or dried mucus.
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

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    Quote:What would this indicate and how would you treat?
     
  6. max101

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    The vitamin help with a pick me up. Like when you run down you may need a boost of vits. You put it in the water
    The yoghurt is very good for gut problems and provides good bacteria. Feed natural yoghurt on its own or with apple sauce.
    If you search vitamins you will get what is needed as I am in australia and our vitamins are different brands to yours.
    it is worth a try it cant hurt him.
     
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  7. texaschickmama

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    Quote:Sorry, I meant the smell from any goobers or discharge from the nostrils. I totally agree about the vitamins and such.
     
  8. max101

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    oh sorry the smell around the face indicates a respiratory infection.
    If it is a really yukky smell it could be coryza.
    If he has an repiratory infection different meds have to be given. Infections can kill a chicken quite fast
     
  9. Rex

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    Just picked up a packet of electolyte powder. Will start that today
     
  10. max101

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    have you read up about respiratory disease.
    Does he have a foul odour around his face.

    the electolyte may pick him up but by the way you said your feeding him food, you arent just feeding him cracked corn?

    (-B) THIS IS FOR ONE CHICKEN
    natural probiotic wet mash
    2 tbp of dry crumbles
    3 tbp of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1 tbsp of non flavored yogurt
    2 tbsp of apple sauce
    put it on top so the chicken can smell and see it
    mix good and put the
    vit E liquid as directed in the wet mash
    and crumble the Vit B complex tablet in a tabsp and add to the wet mash
    **BESURE AND MIX VIT'S VERY GOOD IN WET MASH***

    (6 Do this twice a day for 7 days to see if the chicken is better
    then do this once a day for another week then once a week for a while
    this should give the nervous system some stability and cure the bad E.coli in the gut

    this will help her get good gut flora
    also put 2 tbsp of ACV in gallon of water and keep giving them this water for a week straight
    then give it 3-5 times a week for life

    I have stolen this probiotic information so hope no one minds it is very good for chickens

    also what exactly are you feeding him
     
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