Hen cant stand...Update Miraculous cure!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bloomnbeauty, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight: White Leghorn X EE 7 months old weighs about three pounds
    2) What is the behavior, exactly: She cant stand, breathing very hard, legs extended behind her.
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma: nothing unusual, no injury that I can see, nothing down her throat, doesn't seem to be egg bound, no roo in pen with her.
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation: Found her in this state when I returned from work just now.
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She had provided for her laying mash and clean water. I don't think she has eaten any of it.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. She is in wire cage. Have not seen her poop since I came home.
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Removed her and put her in warm quiet place
    8 ) 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? I have to treat myself
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use. She in on wire, sleeps in nest box with pine shavings.
     
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  2. ScrambledAcresFarm

    ScrambledAcresFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about chicken diseases but, I breed dogs and once in a while a dog can go down with what we call "milk fever". The females body runs too low on calcium while producing enough milk for her pups. She will get stiff legged and start panting. She can't stand.If left untreated she can have a heart attack. They need the calcium for their muscles. The heart being a muscle. This being a chicken she may be very low on calcium.
     
  3. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Do you have a chicken health book on hand?
     
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  4. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    No I don't have one. I have had lots of chickens but never ran across anything like this. The roo I had in there died two weeks ago but I thought he died because of the cold weather. He was fine one day and dead the next morning but the temps dropped below freezing and the birds weren't very well protected then. I wasnt expecting it to freeze here in Florida!
     
  5. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    I gave her (rather forced her to drink) water that I had soaked oyster shell in and in less than 4 hours she was up eating, drinking and pooing on her own! Thank you ninnyl for telling me about the calcium deficiency it really lit the bulb when I read about your dogs. I had forgotten to put any with the birds when I moved them to the wire not realizing that they cant get to it now.
     

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