d'uccle sleeps all day; inactive; eye drainage; what's wrong??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moorephotos, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. moorephotos

    moorephotos New Egg

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    My d'uccle is sleeping all day long. I have her separate from the flock; she's eating, drinking, and pooping. She has a little drainage from her eyes as well. Any suggestions? This is day 9 so far.
     
  2. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eye drainage could be a sign of a respiratory infection. Is she struggling to breathe? (opening beak over and over). That is something to watch for.
    Keeping her quiet is a good idea. Is is hard to know what to do. Some people would say try some antibiotic. Others say not to. Did you start the bird yourself?

    I hope more experienced people can help you.
     
  3. moorephotos

    moorephotos New Egg

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    We gave her some antibiotic...not sure what it was since it was a friend that was treating the hen. It's very strange that she continues to eat and drink; everything seems to be working properly; however, she just sleeps all day long. Hopefully more people will respond to the post with this same kind of experience.
     
  4. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds are very good at hiding illness, and usually by the time you are seing changes in thier habits the illness is quite progressed. Sleeping alot is usually a sign if illness, like you suspected, so if you can you should try to investigate some further treatment options. When I see nose or eye drainage I put a little Tetracycline in the thier water. Usually clears up in days. i havehad to do this twice since having the chickens.
     

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