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Help with sick hen needed - Sad Update last pg...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Morgan7782, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I have a Dark Brahma who has fallen very ill over the past few days. I need any advice or help!

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.: Dark Brahma, 11 months old, unsure of weight but has lost a LOT in the last two days or so.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.: Very lathargic, not eating or drinking, having trouble moving or balancing. Eyes are bright, but her poop is bright green/yellow and liquid.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 3-4 days
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. No idea
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Not eating or drinking but I force fed her all purpose made into a mash and scrambled eggs. Forcing water with syringe.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Runny, bright green/yellow
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Vitamin water, Apple Cider Vinegar water
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Do it myself
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. No
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use. Pine shavings and a draft proof coop.

    She has lost weight, and is just coming out of a molt. No interest in any food, and her balance seems off. But I know she is also very weak, the difficulty in balancing came on this morning so I assumed she was just very weak.

    Any help would be appreciated...
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  2. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Quote:One of my BR is also just coming through a molt and at one stage she was walking very strangely, sort of croched and in large circles. She also did not show much interest in food but would eat BOSS and treats.

    How far is she along in her molt?
    Will she eat any of her favourite treats, mealworms maybe?
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    She won't touch any food on her own [​IMG] she loves any kind of meat and won't eat any I offer. I have to physically put the mash and scrambled eggs in the back of her beak [​IMG] she is just finishing the molt, and already has regrown nearly all her feathers. I have not found any bugs or mites or anything
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    I tried to search, all I found for greenish-yellow poop was either, moldy feed, sign of respitory illness or infections. [​IMG] Hopefully someone can help with this topic.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:Did you feed her extra protein during her molt, Kalie?

    Sounds to me like IB (infectious bronchitis), and you are doing all you can do to me. Hopefully you will get a better answer.
     
  6. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    She had plenty of protien, and if it were any kind of respatory thing wouldn't I hear it?? No sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, coughing, nothing like that.

    Only signs of illness is very very lathargic, weak and the poop. I will continue giving water with a syringe and force feeding her.. If anybody else comes up with any idea's please let me know..

    I will cull her if I have to, I really don't want her to suffer, but I also want to give her a chance to bounce back... She is such a good girl [​IMG]
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:I am so sorry! And right after you sent Phoebs away! Monica is such a giant sweetheart. [​IMG]
     
  8. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Yeah she is not doing well... I tried feeding her but she didn't even swallow, and her breathing is very labored. No wheezing, just her whole body moves as she breathes like she can't catch her breath. She is not panting though, and her comb does have some pink to it.

    I fear she won't make it through the night, but she is right next to my bed, and is inside where it is warm.. That's what matters I suppose. I can't stop crying, I am so sad she is such a good girl and was my only Brahma. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. lovin my girls

    lovin my girls Out Of The Brooder

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  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:I hate to say it, but if she's still alive tomorrow morning and not doing any better, I think you'll have to cull. [​IMG]
     

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