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one of my RIR's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eldiablo, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    Thursday I bought two RIRs and today I noticed it was moved at half speed. It didn't eat the whole time I was in the run and I didn't see it drink anything. It does run away from me though when I try to console it. I'm thinking it might be sick does anyone agree or is it something else?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Can you give us more information? How old is the bird? What are you feeding it? Does the bird have a runny nose? What color is the comb? Is it sneezing, etc?
     
  3. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    I don't know how old the bird is, Its comb is still pink, No sneezes that I've heard. Its just moves really slow.
     
  4. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    I just bought it thursday, No runny noses. I feed all my girls laying mash and scratch grains.
     
  5. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    Georgia and copper eat the laying mash cuz they are the only ones laying.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Well... With the information given, I'd say seperate the bird from the rest. Put her inside with a lamp in one corner so she can choose to be warmer or not. If she's not drinking, use a dropper to drop water in her mouth or give her some fruit flavored (but NOT grape) Pedialite from the children's section. I'd be more worried about her not drinking than not eating.
    If she's of laying age, make sure she's eating lay mash and not a lot of scratch. Scratch is like candy to them and should be used as a treat only.
    Check to make sure she doesn't have parasites, like mites, on her.
    Have they been wormed?
     
  7. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    wormed not that I know of.
     
  8. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    Well more news. This bird is eating and drinking and moving a little faster than yesterday. It sneezed and I saw some liquid come out. Do feed and supply store carry medicine for this or do I have to go to a vet?[​IMG]
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Great to hear she is eating and drinking. Now you have to take care of the respritory infection.
    Go to the feed store and buy an antibiotic that mixes in the water.
    Click here for some options from Jeffers Pet
    Put all your chickens on it since they are together. You can also buy some stuff called Vet RX. Put a drop in each nostril and under her wings. It will help her breathe better. It is sort of like Vicks Vapo-rub.
    Please note that some antibiotics will transfer into the eggs. If they are laying hens, don't eat the eggs while they are being treated or buy antibiotics for laying hens.

    EDIT: I would go with Terramycin[​IMG] Soluble Powder but you can not eat their eggs while they are being treated.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2007
  10. eldiablo

    eldiablo Out Of The Brooder

    what happens if we do eat eggs.
     

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