My pretty silkie - just can't give up on him

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by equus2, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    For over 2 weeks now, my beautiful blue roo has been weak, wobbly, some days good, some not so good. Eats, drinks, poos, not losing weight, but acts like he has a blood sugar issue!! Or drunk!! Even has a "wobbly" crow!

    He's on 16% layer, have medicated his water with tetra, vitamins.....still loves treats. He's been in the sick ward for a few weeks now, with heat, away from any excitement. My other roos were bullying him, but they're gone and he's had time to recuperate.

    Ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It can be a number of things. Poor guy...
    Have you wormed them lately? I would start there.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope he gets better. [​IMG] I have a sick polish "friend". She's showing improvement. Hope you see some.
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure do make you worry don't they? Maybe he should be dewormed. Best of luck to you and him.
    Love your avatar too.
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look at his eyes (the pupils) are they smooth around the edges?
     
  6. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, he's been wormed, eyes look normal. Maybe he's faking it to get the special attention. He's talking to me now, wants to be held. [​IMG]
     
  7. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww. i'm sorry he's sick. hopefully he gets better. [​IMG]
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    My first thought was Mareks...
     
  9. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    He was to have been vac for Marek's. I cannot for the life of me find the email from the breeder I bought him from last year. argh.

    Edited - he's loving the yogurt/buttermilk/honey concoction I topdress his mash with. Seems brighter today? I'm so fixated on fixing him - and not at all impatient [​IMG]
     
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  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Have you made sure he isn't anemic from external parasite infestation?
     
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