Lethargic Roo & 1 Roo died yesterday

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyhensny, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.

    Roo "a" was a bantam Favorelle

    Roo "b" is a Standard Brahma

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.

    a) was lethargic, fluffed up feathers, tail down -

    b) same as above BUT was at the County Fair, brough him home on Thursday, left him in a big crate overnight and woke up crowing and acting fine.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    a) died yesterday pm after showing symptoms for less than 24 hours

    b) Now symptoms are back this morning

    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    Nothing visible on either bird

    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    Roo a went to the fair, Roo b did not. They are in separate pens.

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

    Once the lethargic started they did not want any food or water.

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

    Roo "a" had runny, tan poo

    Roo "b" looked normal

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

    We gave Roo "a" electrolytes at the fair and I thought "b" was fine.

    9 ) 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?

    There are no chicken vets here-will have to treat myself.

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

    No visible signs.

    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    2 separate coops- pine shavings - they do free range

    "a" was in a chicken tractor with othe bantam Favorelles - all other birds seem fine (7 others)

    "b" is in a 8 x 8 coop with an attached chain-link run - all other birds seem fine (24 others)

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Just seems odd that it is only the boys that are ill.


  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Any ideas?

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