Mucus and watery stuff from the mouth?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanga77510, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked on Lucy today, and she was nearly doing a headstand in a milk crate. I've put her in an ICU ward with food and water. She's almost upside down and water/mucus is draining from her mouth. Her head is almost covered in this junk and wet.

    I don't know her age or size, but she's a lot smaller than my other girls. She has a crossed beak, which causes problems with eating. Should I put a lot of effort into saving her, or help nature along? I'm torn. Really torn.
     
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  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And is it weird that I don't want to eat this bird? I know we could throw the carcass in the crock pot and everything, but I almost can't bring myself to do it.
     
  4. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's tough. I have had 2 really sick birds this year. One I culled ([​IMG] aweful!) after his condition worsened rapidly. He was still pretty small so we didn't really think about eating him. I lost a girl on thanksgiving after nursing her for 5 weeks! I had to hand feed her 3 times a day, give medicine, etc. It was very time consuming and the kicker was that she really appeared to be getting better right before she died. We didn't eat her because she was on a couple of medicines. I don't know... I can see both sides. To treat or cull... eat or not. Whatever you decide is OK.

    Does Lucy have a big, squishy crop?
     
  5. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, DH did the deed this afternoon. [​IMG] RIP, Lucy. We lit the burn pit and offered her to the flames.
     
  6. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw... sorry for your loss. RIP Lucy! [​IMG]
     
  7. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to here about Lucy....I am going thru the same thing with my daughters OEGB roo .. he is VERY SICK upper resp. and he seems to be doing better right now(NOT 100%) but I dont know what I would do if he was to go on ... I have become attached to him .[​IMG]
     
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  9. Joshuwawalker

    Joshuwawalker Out Of The Brooder

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    My uncle and I both own chickens in the Phoenix area. Him for 5 years and me for going on 2 years. Something that we've both experimented with that has worked greatly is acid water. We've both had chickens with the mucus and watery substance coming out of their mouth and gave them 10 ml of acid water a day and we watched them all get healthy and survive within 3 days. My uncle has a Kongen water machine that produces akaline water, but offers water at different PH levels. The acid water is PH 2.5 and highly acidic. Its saved four chickens now between the two of us. And I currently have a girl on the acid water. If you don't have a machine. My recommendation would be to go to your local "Water & Ice" or local water store in your area. Often times, they have one of these machines and you can buy the water from them. If the chicken is freshly sick with the mucus situaition than only 10 ml once per day and if the chicken is really bad than 10ml twice a day.
     

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