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Help Claire!! PLEEZE! My lovely D'uccle!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KittyKelly, May 8, 2009.

  1. KittyKelly

    KittyKelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help. Im sorta new to all this and I really need the help of all you wonderful BYC'ers!
    My porcelain D'Uccle Claire was acting very lethargic. She was laying around in the corners of the coop poofed up a little sorta like she was broody. I picked her up and one of her eyes were closed, not runny or anything. And she had poo on her rear feathers, and she kinda walks drunkenly when she moves only a few steps, and almost falls. She was healthy when I got her at a swap from a little girl. She has never laid an egg, but her vent is pretty moist. I dont know her age. I put her in quarantine, gave her chick crumbles and yogurt. She got up when I added a little grain to her food bin, she got up, and some looks gone, but I have not really seen her eat. I put Genimiacin (sp..the yellow stuff) in her waterer, and she really dosent seem to be getting any better. Is this symptoms of something bad? OR did she just get pecked in the eye or something? I have dewormed her with a drop of ivermectin a month ago when I got her and powdered her with mite dust when I first got her and put her in quarantine. She was fine for 30+ days. Ill post pics tomorrow! Thank you all so much. What else can I do???
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is coryza she will get better from the antibiotic you are giving her
    she will need a atural probiotic to restore gut flora

    But I think as she is a duccle she needs the
    VitE and VitB complex in the wet mash immediately
    you could give it the Vit E and Vit B complex she needs neurolodigal vit E and Vit B complex for nervous disorder

    you will however NEED to take a eye dropper

    (1 and feed the chicken water with apple cider vinegar
    1 tbsp ACV to pt of water

    Do this till after the chicken is better. Should be able to put the ACV water in a small waterer for the chicken put 1 tbsp to pint of water for the chicken

    (2 immediately give the chicken 1000 mg capsule of liquid Vit E by cutting the end of the capsule and taking the vit E capsule and let the oil run into the chicks beak

    (3 also need to crush a vit B complex pill in a tbsp and put it into a tsp of water and put it in their beaks after it is disolved
    Do both Vit's twice today then for 7 days till you see some improvement in the chicken

    then give twice a week for two weeks should see much improvement

    (4 generally the shock of a new arrangement will cause birds to have this nerve damage

    (5 after today I would see if the chicken will eat a
    natural probiotic wet mash
    2 tsp of dry crumbles
    4 tsp of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1 tbsp of non flavored yogurt
    mix good and put the
    vit E liquid as directed in the wet mash
    and crumble the Vit B complex tablet in a tabsp and add to the wet mash

    (6 Do this twice a day for 7 days to see if the chicken gets better
    then do this once a day for another week then once a week for a while
    this should give the nervous system some stability

    (7
    you can email by PM for more information and include this inf so I remember what is happening
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  4. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    check her for more mites. She maty have more there. Mine did. She was getting bit around the head and her eyes were swollen and watery. She had a mass of them around the top of her neck near her head . I had tried everything else and happened to find the bugs when I was petting and ruffling her feathers. Now she is up ans active and normal. I never checked up at her head. i always looked at her vent and under her wings ErinM
     

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