- Aug 5, 2015
my poor girl started with an infected abscess above her eye in mid July. She wasn’t eating but after removing the infection and treating it, she started eating again. The eye appears to have healed up nicely, but she is still rubbing it and now she’s not eating again. In the morning, her crop feels like a mostly deflated balloon, I can press on it and it goes flat. She free ranges, dust bathes, but often sits quietly with her one eye closed, and she hides when I try to round up the birds to go back in their run. I’ve been letting her stay out during the day, although at night she does go back in. No bugs, no problems inside her mouth, she hasn’t laid since all of this started, she doesn’t seem to have a bloated abdomen, she’s worm free based on a fecal float test I had done last week. Her poop looks like poop from a bird who isn’t eating-dark green bile, and creamy urates. I can only tempt her with melon and worms. She won’t eat chicken food, eggs or other things she used to love. I keep going back and forth about whether or not to put her down. What would you do?