Our guinea attacked our drake

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by froggie71, May 7, 2009.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    ugh! I was taking the 2 dogs to vet for check up when my boys called hysterically that our drake was attacked. He was missing a lot of feathers on his back and bleeding and one of his eyes was closed. While at the vet I picked up some terramycin opthalmic ointment. DH went and got triple antibiotic, red kote and pedialyte. I washed him and dried him. Both eyes look like they were attacked, so put terrramycin in both eyes. His vent on beak was broke, I could see blood in vent. He doesn't really want to drink. First I tried sugar water before I had pedialyte. I've added tomatoes his favorite snack, which he's had a little of, but not even that is enticing him to drink. He is under a heat lamp, but he is still shaking. I know he is in shock. Triple antibiotic applied to external wounds on head, neck and back. We've found that it must have been our guinea male that attacked him. He did have blood on his feathers on his chest. We house them in the same coop and the ducks have been laying and sitting on the nest the guineas are using. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Besides finding a new home for the guineas.
     
  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I haven't read the ingredients on pedialyte, so this may be redundant, but poly-vi-sol cures many ills. I think shock is just one of those things you have to ride out. The couple of cases I've dealt with have done well with the poly-vi-sol, free choice water and food (not that they touch it, but it makes me feel better), and a dark, quite place. It's hard to not hover over them, but it won't help. Sounds like you mostly have it under control. Best of luck.
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let the guineas free range they will stay out of predators way
    the drake and the male guinea are protcting the females as it is breeding season
    red flags all over the place
    take the guinea flock to the sale barm or swap meet this week end they should bring a good price

    also let the drak alone as you have doctored him and he just needs peace and quite away from the guinea male that is what he is shaking about
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Well Meera's eyes are looking better. He's keeping them open more. He seems a little more alert at times. Not quite as shaky. The one thing I'm really concerned about is that he isn't drinking. He did a little at first after I put the tomatoes in water/pedialyte. But won't touch it now. I've even gone back to regular water thinking he just didn't like the pedialyte, but he won't touch it. I'm hoping he just needs to rest a bit more.
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    My male guinea has been a real PITB since the spring hormone surge has hit. He is just about 9-10 mos. old now and is giving my chickens a great deal of grief. He runs around like a lunatic, grabbing the tail feathers of whomever he can reach, hen or roo (although he's demented right now, he's NOT stupid -- he'll grab at the second in command Buff Orp roo Moose, but he will NOT try to grab the alpha roo, a big RIR named Sarge! [​IMG] ) When he grabs one, he yanks out a whole beakful of feathers, then runs on to the next nearest one. I can usually make him stop it if I'm close enough when he starts, but sometimes I'll hear him from too far away to catch him in the act. Ornery little cuss!
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i am gonna cull my male french guineas cause they show aggresion to our hens not our rooster
     
  7. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    This morning it didn't look like Meera had anything to eat or drink last night at all. Very small amount of poop (which says alot right there) and what there was was liquid and green. I'm attributing that to stress. So I wanted to clean his wounds and began running water. This perked him up alot and he began drinking the running water. So I got some more tomatoes which he ate right up. I got some duck food and he ate out of my hand. He began pooping right away. Runny green and now his poo is a milky green? Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  8. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would tube feed him baby bird formula, but you need materials and know how to do this. Do you know anyone who can teach you or help you? If you go to a vet you might be able to save money by just making an appt. with a technician who can train you.

    you can try syringe feeding but I worry about them aspirating. if tube feeding is not an option maybe someone here has advice on how to syringe feed - putting it in back of the throat is the idea, but it still makes me nervous. now that I can tube feed that is what I do for emergencies.
     

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