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I think I got some in his nose!! He's coughing!! Last post....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cjeanean, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    So if anyone has noticed, I've been having some problems with my white cochin 7 wk olds. 3 of them have miraculously 'recovered' (bloody stool, vet said cocci) and are eating and drinking (when I checked 3 of my 5 had full crops). The 2 that didn't were brought in, and offered food. They immediately began to eat, but within a few minutes I noticed they were having problems swallowing. I checked, and sure enough there was a wad of food stuck in their gullets. I got my tweezers and pulled it out, and gave them some food mixed with water, which they're eating fine. They are also drinking. The question is what would have caused the food to become lodged like it was??? Could it be dehydration, so that they don't have enough fluids to lube the food down their throats??? It's not gapeworm, already checked out the resources on that.
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Maybe some swelling or some sticky mucus in their throats??
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I did notice sticky mucous...I had suspected cocci when descricbing their symptoms to the vet (bloody stool, not eating/drinking, etc) and the fact that it only effected 4 of my 5 cochins, but the 2 that I brought inside just pooped and there's no blood. Yesterday I did notice a clear liquid the consistency of spit dripping from their beak, and when I asked the vet about it he said that it's not a symptom of anything else. I'm beginning to believe that all dr's and vets are useless (no offense to the vets here, if you're here that speaks something for you in the first place LOL!) Do you know what could cause the mucous??? They aren't coughing or having problems breathing, and they're in with 52 other chickens that aren't having any problems at all!
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I gave the chicken some poly vis il and now he's coughing!!! I think I may have gotten a drop or two in his nose or lungs, cause he's shaking his head every few minutes and doing what looks like sneezing. he's breathing, I checked, but he's also making this pitiful meowing sound, my son says he sounds like a cat. Hubby says it's more like a crow. What to do???
     
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  5. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was just a little in his nose he will probably shake it out. That is what the motion he is doing with his head, or at least what I have noticed mine have done when they were trying to clear something out of their nose. I especially notices this when one of my roos almost drowned in rain. He kept shaking his head and liquid would shake out. What he was doing was shaking what he could out. The noise he is making sounds like a cough, perhaps trying to clear his nose or lungs.
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    He's stopped doing it as often, but he's still doing it every once in a while....I just hope I didn't hurt him!!! Thanks for the reassurance!!!
     
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    cocci affects their intestines (sometimes very badly) and when there is that kind of problem this can affect the crop, mucous etc.
    You may have been too "vigorous" in administering the polyvisol (you can also put in a a couple little bit sized "balls" of cooked oatmeal and feed tit to hem that way) ... once it has gone down the wrong tube (the one leading to the lungs and not the crop) there is nothing that can be done but wait.
     
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Quote:AHHHH!!! You're finally online!!! I sooooo need your help with amprolium dosage!!! (BTW, the coughing didn't start until I gave him the poly-vis-il, he was fine before. I know I got some of it down the wrong tube!! he's still doing it every once in a while, but it's not every 30 seconds anymore!)
     

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