Botulism? Poor sick roo...

LovinMyPeeps

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My poor sick roo stands in one place and cannot lift his head. I have him flushed and he's drinking but no interest in food. Wish me luck. Why are the tips of his comb dark??

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redhen

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ooh no! poor guy! I dont know how to help you, sorry!
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But hopefully someone else can!
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chickenlady

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Generally when the comb starts to darken like that it is usually circulation/heart problems. Any other info about what may be happening that you can share?
 

LovinMyPeeps

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Treating him for botulism. I used a flush and have been treating him with probiotic and electrolytes. So far his comb re-profused... so I must be on the right track... Threehorses is helping me save my baby
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Glenda L Heywood

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I don't know what Nathalie told you but she is probably right on the money

BOTULISM IN BIRD/ COMB DARKENING
Glenda L Heywood

Botulism in chickens needs to be treated by detoxifying the birds system immediately
Keep the bird seperated so it can get well faster. No stress from other birds.

THE DARKENING OF THE COMB DENOTES THE BODY IS FIGHTING IT SELF WITH LESS BLOOD FLOW TO EXTERIOR PARTS OF THE CHICKENS BODY

to share with others here
It is best to flush the chicken with
5 tbsp of epsom salts
1 qt of warm water

also give that as only drinking water for 5 days then regular water with acv in it

also get on the probiotics for the bird

3 TBSP OF DRY CRUMBLE FEED
4 TBSP OF MILK
1 TBSP OF YOGUART
when mixed put tbsp of apple sauce on the wet mash
I would do this twice a day for two weeks

this is an inexpensive and very effective way to detoxify the bird for botulism

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LovinMyPeeps

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Nathalie was right on, he's not out of the woods, but hanging on and profusing better. I did the flush with epsoms salts. Right now just keeping him hydrated and a light supply of soupy yogurt probiotic mash with powdered oatmeal and a few drops of poly-vi-sol w/o iron... He's resting quietly. Attempting to crow when I put him down and then acting interested in the sound of my voice. (He's really spoiled and loves me to carry him around fortunately). I'm doing all I can. Created a "nest" that still allows for his diarrhea which I clean consistently. I'll update in the morning. Hopefully he'll be perky when the sun comes up. All this over blueberries... I have so much to learn
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LovinMyPeeps

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Update! He's BACK! I followed ThreeHorses instructions to a tee for Botulism and look at him now!!!

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Thanks to all of you for your love and input I was able to save my little booted rooster. He's very back to his old self but I'm going to seperate him out and keep him inside for a while as his poo smells positively toxic! He can gas me out of the room. No dog to blame it on so I can blame it on my rooster LOL.
 

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