Hen sounding a little like a cat purring

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twopaw, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. twopaw

    twopaw Out Of The Brooder

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    And she is just sitting in the one spot and won't eat..and a slightly deformed looking right foot. Is also being attacked by the others, even Feet! See my other post about Feet.


    Blessings
    Samantha
     
  2. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumblefoot? Check to see if she has a sore on the bottom of her foot pad. If so, search for bumblefoot for ways in which to help her out. The "purring" could be her trilling due to pain or fear.
     
  3. twopaw

    twopaw Out Of The Brooder

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)

    I don't know..red and yellow feathers and a fairly big size

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.

    Sitting in the one spot. Not eating, Sounding like a purring cat a bit. Hardly vocal and woozy looking with slightly deformed scales on foot. Also being henpecked by the others, even by the weak bird, Feet who I have posted about too

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    Since yesterday - Tuesday 15th November 2011, although she has been sitting by fence in the one spot noticeably for about a week.

    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.

    Maybe rat poo eaten by poisoned rats? People intefering or being mean as they go through our property?

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

    Nothing seen eaten today. We are getting a flushing syringe from the dentist if we can and liquidising food.

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    Can't distinguish the poo.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    Reiki.

    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?

    Maybe to get the vet to have a look.

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    Hay and small wooden henhouse, although she slept outside on the ground last night, when the other birds usually sleep up high along the fence in one area.
     
  4. twopaw

    twopaw Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks chinchilla! i'll check it out.
     
  5. twopaw

    twopaw Out Of The Brooder

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    looking at her feet they look ok, no swellings just a bit of pecked at scales. but a temperature and quite weak, compared to a healthy bird in temperature feeling when holding them. she has eatena little bit, poo clustered around feathers maybe just due to weakness and not getting up, might have pooed in her sleep. we are getting garlic to her soon, liquidised in water as advised by the lady we got her from
     
  6. twopaw

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    We took them both to the vet, both Feet and Red. So they are not supposed to have garlic but to keep including chilli in their food, which is turkey starter and seed mix with water. Plus vegetables, fruits, banana leaves, insects, worms, grubs, etc.

    We will find out by tomorrow what is wrong as Feet has had bleeding feet.


    Blessings
    Samantha
     
  7. twopaw

    twopaw Out Of The Brooder

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    The vet called and she said how long has she been paralysed for? I didn't know but have seen her sit in one place and worsening. Maybe she fell from the roost as she was there since yesterday late afternoon til around 8am this morning. She will be force fed to see if it is a dietary cause, but she might not make it.
     

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