Periodically lethargic pullet???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RhodeIslandRed5, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. RhodeIslandRed5

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    I'm afraid I don't understand what 1cc is, I need measurents like, one dropper full, one teaspoon full....

    As for per 3lbs, I will weigh my girls tonight using my mom's box scale.

    So, today is the last day of electroyltes- tomorrow just give plain water, and apply the Nutri-Drench directly to my pullet once a day. Right?

    I will get some pics tonight, if I can. As for videos, I cannot upload them onto this forum myself. If I had a email address, I can send you a video directly tomorrow when I get on WiFi at work.
     
  2. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Ok, I just took this pic. Using my finger, I stroked her then stuck my phone in her face. Her eyes closed and slowly her head drooped. She stayed like that for......20 secends maybe? Then all of a sudden, she snapped her head up and started walking like nothing was wrong. Weird, right???
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

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    How were you going to administer the vitamins?
    1ml = 0.20 teaspoon that would be a bit hard to measure. See if your TSC or pharmacy has any syringes, makes it much easier to measure and administer medication.

    Not sure what that's all about, it could be behavioral, she may be just submitting or something.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRed5

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    The Nutri-Drench bottle came with a dropper which goes from 0.5 ml to 2 ml. I had planned to administer orally directly to her. Here's another pic of her in 'coma' mode.

    But how can it be a submissive issue when I see her do it just standing there. It's like she's major tired. Maybe it is heat stress, which is why I bought the electroyltes. The temps have been in the high nineties. People have been warned on the news as how dangerously hot it is. I've been hearing 'through the grapevine' that people are just feeling low and are not wanting to do anything. I've been drinking so much, it's like my stomach is full of sponges. IMG_20190815_204158.jpg
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Does she go back to "normal" once you put her down?

    You have treated for Coccidiosis right?

    I think I would go back to the basics with her. No treats. Make girt available. Give fresh chick starter, you can give it fresh made wet if she prefers that. Fresh plain cool drinking water and give her a direct dose of poultry vitamins once a day for a couple of days. She if she improves.
     
  6. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Not sure. She seems quite normal when she comes out of it. She was climbing on my back, flying up on stuff.....:gig No treats? Most of the treats she gets are grasshoppers and a few mealworms. I gave some watermelon this morning before heading out to shop for the vitamins. I have given some Corid in the past. But the chick starter they are on is medicated for coccidiosis. I am preparing to switch over to layer feed here before long. I give grit by sprinkling some around in the feeder. She has no problems eating, although she can be picky. I gave plain water tonight.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    I wouldn't switch to layer feed until they are laying eggs.
    Have you been feeding medicated feed for the whole 4 months? If you have, then when you finish this bag go with unmedicated.
     
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  8. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Yep. They've been on Purina medicated chick starter all this time. Why would it hurt to start them on the layer food now?
     
  9. aart

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    Sorry your bird is not feeling well, wyorp's got it well in hand, but I just wanted to point out...
    When giving electrolytes, plain water should also always be available.
    There's no need to give it to them multiple days in a row,
    just once a week is enough, it can be 'over-done'.
     
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  10. ChickStavie

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    Really hoping your bird pulls through i had one two days ago pass away from a nutrient deficiency i believe she was my runt and just wasn't growing and suddenly passed in a quick morning
     

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