It’s so odd that you mention Coca Cola! At the start when I was under the impression it was packed full of grit I ran some experiments on shell grit in citric acid at different concentrations with the amount of grit I guessed would be in her system. I tied the top of the jars off with an elastic band and a glove and waited to see what happened. They produced so much gas - it inflated the glove!! It worked at dissolving the grit though - it became fine and easily crushable after 20 minutes. I was still contemplating giving it a go in hopes she could expel the gas but ultimately decided against it because I did not know how her body would process all the liquid calcium it produced. It also created a plaque around the bottom of the jars that needed to be scraped off so I decided it may do more harm than good for her (probably would give her a heart attack knowing my luck). Great idea thoughHave you tried the Moro carrot soup? It works wonders restoring the gut balance and even catches bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
Other than that, you could still try the rather drastic method of giving her Coca Cola, as it is known to dissolve almost everything. I use it for crop impaction treatment and it works just fine.
Her feeling sickly might well be the side effect of all the medication.13. Poor Moe, she’s not doing too good today. Her condition has deteriorated and she is staying still and open beak breathing (no gasping though). I got the stethoscope out and had a listen to her air sacks and fluid is in the abdominal one, you can clearly hear it - the lungs themselves sound good though. Her heart rate is through the roof too - to compensate for the lack of oxygen perhaps? I know nothing about how fast their hearts are meant to beat but it is much faster than the other hens I compared to. I think her little body is starting to give out so the next 24 hours will be important. To be honest I don’t know how she made it this far - I have had hens look off one day end be dead the next, she is on day 13. If I had to guess what is going on with her knowing what I do now (and boy have I done some research other the last couple of weeks) I would say her impacted gizzard and slow doughy crop is secondary to something very sinister. The droppings are still covered with mucous and the high oocyst numbers keep coming back. I did another gram stain and am also wondering if it is necrotic enteritis from CP. I was under the impression the first ones results were bacillus but cannot figure out the cause of the narrow, mucous covered poops besides coccidiosis or that - I guess only a necropsy will tell me for sure. She is still passing plant material in her droppings so the gizzard is still clearing (had no access to grass for a while). As a last ditch attempt to save her I have got her on doxycycline and metronidazole - one for respiratory and the other for possible CP. The combination of drugs in themselves may prove too much for her system though (don’t have many other options - I have had mg in my flock and it doesn’t respond to anything else other than doxy) I researched and found no drug interactions between the two so hopefully they will be ok. Unfortunately I don’t have anything else to offer than that - it’s impossible to get medications here. She still wants to eat and is drinking on her own and is still keen to beat up her broody friend - she’s a little fighter. Unfortunately if I don’t see an improvement over the next couple of days I will have to get her put to sleep - she looked like she was starting to suffer today and I don’t want that for her, but will give her a chance to respond to treatment. She’s being spoilt, fussed over and pampered so may be feeling off, but is happy with her hospital arrangements . I’m not confident she will make it through the night, but have thought that many times - we will see.