Discharge from Mouth, Lethargic and fluffed up 7 wk old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Within the past two days my flock of 7 week old have been allowed outside during the day. I am located in New Hampshire where the nights have been in the low 40's and the days are 60-64.

    One of my Australorps seems to be having some difficulty this evening - here is what she is doing

    1) feathers all fluffed out as if she is cold
    2) a bit of discharge came from her mouth when I went to pick her up - kind of sandy, greyish green stuff
    3) stretching her neck off to the left and then stretching out

    and she just seems exhausted.

    I have them on a Poulin starter, fresh water daily - no treats except for what they are finding in the dirt and grass in their pen.

    I have her in the house tonight - with water and starter in a small kitty carrier.

    Please if anyone can tell me what this might be and what action I should take. Scrambled egg? Leave her quiet?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Could she have an impacted crop? I haven't any experience in this matter. I hope you find a solution.
     
  3. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Green Family, as I stroked her crop downward all of the sudden she belched and vomited up grass, grain and some mucus-like liquid.

    Next question for anyone - it seemed that it really drained when I held her upside down, as one previous post suggested from the search. Now she is very lopsided in her crop all of the junk is on her right breast.

    Does this suggest something? Are there "lobes" of the crop or sections.

    She has ACV in her water and I am withholding food. She did have 2 piles during the night that seem very dry.

    Should I do Olive Oil now?
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    The crop is located on the right side of the breast. You can give her some mineral oil, but I advise that you dip her beak and let her swallow several times. Do the same with water and massage the crop. Then hold her upside down and see how much stuff you can get out of her. You may need to repeat. Eye droppers and such run the risk of getting fluid in her wind pipe and that could kill her. Good luck........Pop
     
  5. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pop, Last night I would say about 2-3 Tbsp. of "yuck" came from her mouth. Thanks for the anatomy information, I know my equine anatomy but not so much avian - that really helped. And I am OK showing my ignorance - b/c now I will always know the crop is on the right. [​IMG]

    It now feels squishy but still about the size of a ping-pong ball - is that fairly normal? I didn't have mineral oil here but did get a bit of olive oil on her beak - yeah the syringe freaks me out b/c I am afraid they will aspirate.

    Her two movements last night were very dry and dark green - whereas this morning there is a bit of white milk in her poop. Is that a good sign?

    Thank you so much for responding- I really appreciate your time.
     

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