Female Pekin "Pi" sick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pimama, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. pimama

    pimama Hatching

    Dec 15, 2015
    Ardmore, OK
    New to backyard chicken
    Have read hundreds of posts and need help
    Have a female Pekin and raised her since 6 weeks old
    Female "Pi" has been fine, noisy and laying until a few weeks ago
    She stopped laying, walks with a hunch, and uses wings to balance. Real strange as in shoving herself into the corner of the pen, beak has spots on it, eyes look sunk in
    Took her to the vet, vet stated no stuck egg, gave her several shots of vitamins, calcium and Baytril pills
    Brought her home, gave pills, was eating a little out of my hand, not much
    She doesn't seem to be getting better, won't eat
    Loves swimming in pond though, drinking a lot
    Have added mineral oil, charcoal to water
    Have given pedialyte in water. Don't know what to do as she won't eat anything and I've offered everything... Any ideas?
    I lost the male about a week ago, he had no symptoms just flapped wings while walking and gasped and passed. Pi symptoms were the same before his death as they are now
    Please help, I'm at a loss and don't know what to do

  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Crowing

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Welcome! Try posting this question in the ducks and emergency disease thread. hope you get some help!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    What a shame you don't have a vet that really knows anything about ducks. Being ill for so long it's probably beyond the stage where she could have been helped. If she and the male had the same symptoms - it may be a contagious disease.

    Please post in detail on the "Duck thread." they may be able to identify the problem. I know ducks can have a niacin deficiency but, I don't know if the symptoms are similar to what your birds had. If she does pass away please try to get her to a vet for a necropsy - so you may learn what the problem was.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC, I'm sorry it's not under better circumstances.

    You've already been given some good links and good advice so I'll just say, hope your bird gets better and thanks for joining us. [​IMG]
  5. pimama

    pimama Hatching

    Dec 15, 2015
    Ardmore, OK
    Thank you for all your input
    She is eating today, I'm so excited
    Male didn't have any symptoms
    She seems to be doing better
    I have six chickens also and they are in a 10'x20' dog run 6' high
    I bought more panels and she is next to them but has her own pond now
    But just excited she is eating
    Just not sure which remedy worked but something did
    Will keep my fingers crossed

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    How is she doing now?

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