Ms Purdy Needs Your Help Please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JP33, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is one of my EEs, approx 23 weeks old or so, not laying yet. This evening right before going in the coop for the night, the other seven birds were feeding merrily, Ms Purdy appeared to be acting funny.

    Just standing there as if asleep on her feet. The others noticed, a few got close to her, almost pecked at her, sort of.

    A few minutes later everyone went in but her, then her, but she didn't get up on the roost with the others.

    I looked in about 10 minutes later and this is where she is: http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/January82010?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ28jKn6wtbXggE#

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    thought about putting her atop the roost with the others but thought it best to leave her there for the night.

    Earlier today & this morning she was fine.

    So basically, she seems somewhat lethargic but did make it in the coop with the others but she is not herself.

    Any ideas what could be going on & what would you do, if anything?

    Thanks!


    ...JP
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Maybe she was just not up to par that day. Glad she's better!
     
  3. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She is not better.


    ...JP
     
  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any injuries? Check her really well. Those feathers hide a lot.

    mites or lice?

    Cold weather getting to her?

    How is her weight?

    Check for bumblefoot.
     
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  6. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purpletree, would bumblefoot make her lethargic?


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  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    you can add electrolytes to the water, that might help.

    unless you find something wrong with her:
    does she have crop issues?
    Lice? mites?
    injuries?
    anything swollen or hot?
    check her vent?

    ETA:
    What has she been eating?
    Bedding material used?

    other than being off what other symtoms is she showing?

    Give us the following information. The more you tell us, the better we will be able to help you.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation?
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    8) 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?
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    Remember that we are not veterinarians. We help based on our own research and experiences.
     
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  8. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will let her ride things out tonight, but will check on her in a minute to see if anythings changed.

    Tomorrow, I will examine her thoroughly.

    The only thing weird that has ocurred in the last few days is they discovered a styrofoam ice chest and apparently pecked the living daylights out of it. A few huge holes were left in the chest, had to 86 it.


    Thank you for the feedback, I hope she will be ok.


    ...JJ
     
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd bring her in for the night if you can. It's way easier to monitor them that way. You can tell if they're eating, drinking, pooing, etc. Also, if the other girls were being borderline mean tonight it could get much worse for her in the morning unless you're able to get out there first thing to check on her. [​IMG]
     
  10. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once my birds hit the roost, its lights out. She's in the same spot & was responsive to my touch. Will look in first thing tomorrow when I let them out.


    ...JP
     

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