help please!!! first lice, now acting blind? and keeps pooping water?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mitzi&I, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Mitzi&I

    Mitzi&I Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of you may have seen my other post about my new silkie hen, she had a bad case of lice, which has been dealt with. But now she is acting really strange. Ever since I bought her she hasn't really moved, and she hasn't been eating much, only drinking. And I noticed today that even when she eats she is AWFUL at eatting. She cannot aim. She misses every single piece, even in a full bowl she is either not making it to the food all the way, forgets halfway through or it falls out of her mouth when she grabs it....

    If I take the bowl away she doesnt seem to understand and keeps pecking at notihing.

    She has only been pooing once a day and she just pooed out water 3 times in the last 10 minutes.


    HELP! please, what is wrong with her?! what do I give her to get her fed! I can feel all her bones, her spine, her breast bone is like a spike and her underside too!

    thanks,

    Christina
     
  2. Mitzi&I

    Mitzi&I Out Of The Brooder

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    She is for sure blind, I thought about it and it explains everything. She never ate, only drank when I dipped her beak in the water, NEVER moves, has no reaction to movement, if I pick her up and put her down she just lies down and wont walk, she never noticed food I waved in her face, and only ate food when I held it in her beak...didn't notice shiny objects (or even the laser pointer)

    I am hoping her being blind is the reason why she hasn't been eating, losing weight and therefore not pooing any real substance.

    I have placed her in front of easy to eat food (turned it to crumbs) and she is going crazy over it, as her pecking doesn't need to be precise to pick it up. She seems better...


    I hope that was her only issue.

    Christina
     
  3. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that's her only issue, too. Good luck. [​IMG]

    - Kim
     
  4. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is very pretty. Can you see her eyes in all that fluff? Maybe she just needs a trim. [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I agree, cant see because of all the fluff...snip snip!
     
  6. Mitzi&I

    Mitzi&I Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I will defiantly need to find a way to trim her hair or pull it back somehow, maybe with a clip.

    She is a million times better now, no longer sitting hanging her head down, she is standing upright for the first time, has been eating non stop since last night (I have left her placed in-front of her food and water bowl, made sure it was high and filled with crumbs) and has finished a bowl and a half of food. She is also finally pooping a lot!

    She is a house chicken, so even if trimming her fluff doesn't make a difference it wont matter, as long as I don't move her pretty pink food bowls [​IMG]
     

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