My SLW roo is sick! Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TubbsFarm, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. TubbsFarm

    TubbsFarm New Egg

    Nov 18, 2015
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida
    My roo is limp and seems to be dying. I do not know what to do, I have tried giving water with honey. No response. His breathing seems labored. Crop feels empty. Please any help appreciated!
    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)

    SLW mature roo

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Limp not moving

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    An hour

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

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

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    Nothing known

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Water, foraging, nutrena starter/grower, some of my goats 12% sweet grain

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Some runny otherwise normal has not pooped in past hour

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Water and honey.

    10 ) 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?
    Would like to treat myself, hopefully

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

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    6x10 housing, 10x20 attached run, chickens forage the 2 acre yard during the day
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
  2. TubbsFarm

    TubbsFarm New Egg

    Nov 18, 2015
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida
    Never mind. He just had what appeared to be a seizure and died.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Sorry for your loss. Dehydration or sunstroke can be problems in hot weather. If you don't already do this, put extra water bowls out in shady spots. Those flat pig pans are good for standing in to cool off. You can contact the state vet for a necropsy if you refrigerate the body in a plastic bag, and that may give an answer for why he died.

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