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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leslie0815, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today i left around 3 or so and my Brahma roo was running around fine, now I just got home and he was laying down leaning to the side. I checked him all over he has no injurys, poo fine. When I tried to stand him up his legs kind of go up and he looks like he was falling over backwards. I put him in a smaller pen by himself and gave him a vit B shot and some antibiotics. Dose anyone have a clue what it might be ?
    Thanks again ya'll
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, I dont know....could he have gotten into any poisons? I hope he gets better!
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Maybe he got into bad food...
    How old is he?
     
  4. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is about 8 months old or so. What should I do if he ate something bad. It is bdark here now and stores are closed. Thanks Spotted.
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If he ate something bad/poison you need to flush him out immediately.

    Mix 1 teaspoon of Espon Salt and 1 ounce of water. Mix well. Let set a couple minutes, it should go clear. Using a syringe withOUT the needle or an eye dropper, put 3-5 cc(depends on size) down his throat. Be sure you put it far enough in the back of his mouth to avoid his breath tube. Do it a little at a time till you have enough in him so you don't choke him.

    The flush will give him the runs for a couple days.

    Put vitamins and electrolytes in his water to get him going again. Make sure he is drinking and eating.

    Matt
     
  6. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the stores are closed and I don't have any epsom salts, do you think he will be ok till morning ???????
    He is my first born offspring.....I hate to loose him...
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's the information that I was looking for, Matt...
    My puter decided to crash while I was looking for it...
    This is a link about Mareks disease, but he seems to old for that...
    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/page9.htm
     
  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:sorry, didn't mean to intrude.
     

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