Now Bridge is acting like she can’t poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by micstrachan, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. casportpony

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    Thanks. Maybe, but I noticed he has lots of lice, so maybe he has something going on. Oh, he's molting too.
     
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  2. micstrachan

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    Aw, poor guy.
     
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  3. casportpony

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    How's Bridge doing?
     
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  4. micstrachan

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    Kathy, what are you going to do for him? Keep us posted.
     
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  5. micstrachan

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    Bridge is subdued, but they all are today, so it’s hard to tell. She was actually one of the few who was NOT panting today. I saw her eat wet feed and drink pedialyte on her own early in the day. Now that the temperature is dropping, the others are starting to perk up a bit. Bridge is sitting, but seems content. She is VERY red in the face. That’s how Margo was when she got sick super fast. I’m just trying to help them stay as cool and hydrated as possible. Bringing large metal feed bowls of water or electrolyte solution to them wherever they are.
     
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  6. micstrachan

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    Bridge is about the same, maybe slightly better this morning. Voice is still a little off, she doesn’t seem to be eating, and right now she’s just standing there. But when I first let them out, she came out willingly on her own, which is improvement from yesterday morning. She vocalized and pecked at my pajamas, like she usually does, which are also good signs. It’s possible she’s just heading into molt. You know I’ll keep you posted. ;)
     
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  7. micstrachan

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    Update: I think Bridge *might* just be heading into molt. She was preening near me and I saw a feather just fall out. She is a slow molter and there aren’t a bunch of feathers around yet, but fingers crossed. Overall today has been a little better than yesterday for her.
     
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  8. micstrachan

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    Here is Bridge chilling on the lounge chair beside me. She and the pullets think I got the chairs for them. :)
    She looks somewhat content, but is flattening her body like a broody a little, which is unusual for her. I’m glad she found a comfy place to relax.

     
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  9. micstrachan

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    And in case anyone is wondering, her real name is Bridgette. But she has a bunch of nicknames... Bridgey, Bridgley, Bridgel... I mostly just call her Bridge.
     
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  10. micstrachan

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    302E5EC5-5247-46C5-9FD0-505BB029305F.jpeg She moved over to my chair. I love this bird so much!
     
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