Elliot acting goofy

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by destinduck, May 1, 2011.

  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Hi all Just wondering what this might have been. About 4 days ago my female elliot was laying down not wanting to move so I went in the pen and it didnt even try to move so I tried to push her and she slowly drunkenlike staggered away. Well I picked her up had good weight looked at her vent and it looked bigger than it should and had all grey colored discharge. I cleaned it up and set her down by food and water but by the look of her considered her a dead bird. Well now she acts fine fast alert and everything. Any thoughts ,ideas, or cause? Anybody? All I can think of is she ate something that disagreed with her. Wouldnt be moldy food or water that I do know. Thanks Shawn
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    She may be egg bound.Has she laid any eggs yet?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    no eggs laid yet. but if she was egg bound why would she get better? I just looked real good in the pen to make sure for any sign of egg bad or good or goo or any thing. Nothing
     
  4. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female Swinhoe's who did something similar, she wouldn't move even when I tried to touch her, she moved her head around in a figure 8 pattern for a few minutes and when she finally got up she didn't have any balance, she never fell over but seemed drunk. Within a few hours she was acting fine and eating, and normally she lays an egg every other day. Now it has been more then a week since this happened and she is still a little slow and stays on her perch for long periods but she eats, still lays an egg every other day, has no trouble with her balance, and if I put her favorite treats into the pen she is fast and agile.

    Not sure if this is the same thing as your bird but I thought maybe she ate something she shouldn't have eaten. I don't know what it would have been because there is nothing in the pen that would have caused this. I live in the mountains and my house is separated by 6 ft high chainlink fences, with my bird pens isolated on the property so for someone to get onto the property to poison the birds is probably not the source of any problems.

    If there is anyone with ideas or a cause I would be very interested as well
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Sounds kinda like it. Did you check her vent? Thats what I thought was the main thing. Never seen gray splatter as a colour coming out of there. Sorry for being graphic but just trying to describe it the best I can.
     

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