Polish Crested wont walk around outside

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jackiedanger, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Jackiedanger

    Jackiedanger New Egg

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    I acquired a Polish Crested hen (about 3.5 months old), she was kept in an area where she couldn't really stretch her head out all the way. I just tried to put her outside, and she wont walk around. Her silkie friend are moving around and exploring, but she not moving. I even tried gently pushing her and nothing. My daschund got in her face and gave her a sniff and she didnt budge. Is she just scared to move around after being in such cramped quarters for so long? Please help.
     
  2. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Firstly welcome to BYC. It sounds like she is in a little bit of a shock from the change of scenery. I would just let her acclimate at her own speed. She will definitely come around and be fine.
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she moving around yet??
     
  4. Jackiedanger

    Jackiedanger New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome, and Im really excited to be an actual member of the community instead of just browsing for answers! Thanks for your response, I will keep an eye on her.
     
  5. Jackiedanger

    Jackiedanger New Egg

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    Not yet, her beak is open like shes thirsty, and I have her normal water jar next to her, but shes not drinking. :(
     
  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she just holding it open or is she every now and then stretching her neck forward like shes gasping for air?
     
  7. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you think she is in a little bit of shock, you can help her by putting some electrolytes in the water, like gatorade or powerade.
     
  8. Jackiedanger

    Jackiedanger New Egg

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    She IS stretching her neck forward. She was also stretching her wings, so I thought she was just stretching out since she couldn't before.
     
  9. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a gape worm to me. It's a worm that lodges in their trachea which obstructs their breathing.
     
  10. Jackiedanger

    Jackiedanger New Egg

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    Will I have to cull her, or is there a treatment to kill it? My silkies look ok, but they lived with her. Should I treat them also?
     

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