lethargic girl

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  1. floman13

    floman13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 year old cochin bantum that is lethargic and looks bloated her comb color is good she also appears to have a diarrhea. how do i figure out the problem and treatment. Also have found 2 leather eggs this week not sure who the layer is. Please help she is a sweat heart.
     
  2. dawg53

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    It could be one or more of the following; eggbound, lice/mites, or worms.
     
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    What do I do if she is eggbound
     
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    This is my sweet Daisy i gave her a 15 min warm water bath i dint think i feel an egg but she is squishy under her butt and so is her chest. The poop in her feathers was smelly. This is what her poop looks like. What do i do next. She i 1 years old by the way

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    She looks *very* sick. This is a cut and paste from another post of mine

    When mine get sick, this is what I do:

    • Thorough exam which includes inserting a gloved, lubed finger into the cloaca to check for an egg, check for cuts, bruising lumps etc.
    • Dust for mites/lice with poultry dust even if I cannot see any. DE does not work.
    • Weigh on digital kitchen scale (see avatar), record weight and weigh daily. any weight loss is bad.
    • Place bird in a warm, quiet place on towel with food and water that it can't drown in.
    • De-worm with Safeguard or Panacur, liquid or paste 50mg/kg by mouth and repeat in 10 days. Warning - Safeguard/Panacur (fenbendazle should not be used during a molt)
    • Once warm, if not drinking, and crop is empty, hydrate with warmed Pedialyte or lactated ringers with a feeding tube - 30ml/kg every 6-8 hours.
    • If not eating after 24 hours and crop is empty, tube feed baby bird food mixed with Pedialyte
    • Inspect poop.
    • If I suspect a stuck egg, treat for egg binding.
    • If I suspect a bacterial infection, treat with antibiotics.

    From: http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/avmed/cam/07_emergency_and_critical_care.pdf
    Supportive Care
    SICK-BIRD ENCLOSURES
    Sick birds are often hypothermic and should be placed
    in heated (brooder-type) enclosures



    b (Fig 7.7) in a quiet
    environment (see Chapter 1, Clinical Practice). A temperature
    of 85° F (29° C) with 70% humidity is desirable
    for most sick birds. If brooders are not equipped with a
    humidity source, placing a small dish of water in the
    enclosure will often supply adequate humidity. A moist
    towel that is heated and placed on the bottom of a cage
    or incubator rapidly humidifies the environment, as indicated
    by the fogging of the acrylic cage front.

    FLUID THERAPY
    Oral Administration
    Oral administration is the ideal method of giving fluids.
    This method is more commonly used in mildly dehydrated
    birds or in conjunction with subcutaneous (SC)
    or intravenous (IV) therapy. Oral rehydration (30 ml/kg
    PO q 6-8 h) also may be used in larger birds (eg, waterfowl)
    that are difficult to restrain for parenteral fluid
    therapy.


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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    It could be ascites or peritonitis. Can you take her to a vet?
     
  9. BuffOrpington88

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    Her stance indicates that she is eggbound, but it is odd that you can't feel an egg. You can search on here for more on the subject. If she is eggbound, in Chickens magazine, it recommends submerging the hen in warm, not hot water so it covers her vent, and massaging her stomach in the direction of her vent. This is only one of many methods, and you can find many more on the internet. However, I would suggest not breaking the egg inside her except as a last resort due to the high risk of infection and laceration from the shell. There are many different opinions on these methods, so do as you see fit.
    Good luck!
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    She looks *very* sick to me, much like mine that died yesterday did. I would not bathe her unless I knew that there was an egg. If there was an egg, I would hydrate her if she *wasn't* hypothermic and give calcium orally.
     

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