Poultry Couture's flock- Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries And Cures~

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultry Couture, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. My flock's birds who are sick:

    " Cluck Norris " the Black Rosecomb Bantam Rooster- Male-
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    I though he had frostbite as it was cold outside and he wouldn't move and would stumble over. I slowly moved him towards the heatlamp to help his body temperature, but he keeps stumbling around!

    Symptoms:
    - Will not eat
    - Will not drink
    - Stands up asleep
    - keeps left eye closed
    - Falls over and Stumbles around

    Cure:
    I believe he's just acclimating to his new environment. We got him about a month and a half ago and this is our first freeze. He had an eye infection, but i dont think its gone all the way, also. I have him inside in a pen with a heat lamp, food and water. I mix apple cider vinegar, water, " Vitamin Drench ", and electrolytes together and force feed him it. Today he got his first interest in food and has eaten some wet kitten food and chick starter. I will force feed him in about 30 minutes. He's walks around and is clucking a little! So glad to see him get better! He has pooped out a " Tar " looking wet poop twice today. He pecked it earlier and I had to clean him up, but other than that he's improving!
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    " Mimosa " the Plymouth Barred Rock hen- female

    About a week ago Mimosa got attacked by a weasel. She lost about 300 feathers and I found her sitting down by the coop.

    Symptoms:
    - Will not eat
    - Will not drink
    - Doesn't poop a lot due to not eating
    - keeps both eyes shut
    - Stands up asleep

    Cure:
    She's currently in my room bunking with " Cluck Norris ." Today she showed her first interest in food after a whole week. She took a tiny lick of wet kitten food and took a bite of chick starter today. I will also force feed her in about 30 minutes. I feed her the same mix as " Cluck ." She's been clucking and lightly grouching today, but I'm happy to see her talk a little! She's been up as walking around some and not leaning over asleep. Her left eye was about the size of half a golf ball the day before yesterday, but after treatment it's gone down a lot. I would open her eye up twice a day and flush out and would pick out any loose scar tissue. Her blinking muscle is swollen and I believe someone told me its called prolapse. I cut all the feathers away around her vent due to her solid poop sticking to it. Then I saw blood and freaked out. I inspected her skin... Not one cut, scrap or even drop of blood on her! Then I inspected her shavings I cut off. There's was a " Pod " or " Egg " looking thing in it that I had cut in half. I though maybe she laid a soft-shell due to stress, but they wouldn't have blood in it till later stages in the incubation period.
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    " No name yet "- Mallard Duckling- Unknown gender
    He / She has A leg deformity, but it has never been a problem. He/She flips over sometimes, but gets up. Today I opened the brooder and He/She was leaned up " Lounging " on He/She's sibling. I picks He/She up and it just seemed " Lifeless !" I got out my Stethescope and checked the normal siblings heart rate and breathing then compared it to the sick one. No difference at all!

    Symptoms:
    - Lies down a lot
    - keeps eyes shut
    - Wont eat or drink own it's own
    - will sometimes crawl around

    Cure:
    He's staying in our brooder with a Small computer fan to keep the air blowing a little. He's still lying there doing nothing. I've been force-Feeding him every now and then, but don't know what else to do.
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    If anyone has any help with these birds please let me know! Just post it here! Thanks so much!


    Sincerely,
    Poultry Couture Farms
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  2. Sad to say little " No Name" the mallard just passed away. :/
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry :(
     
  4. Thank you :)

    His poor little sibling is so lonely now!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you know how to tube feed?
     
  6. No, but I have a syringe. I wrap her up fairly tight in a towel then get a syringe, pull her waddles and she opens up. It's pretty easy :)
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    FWIW, I have a sick rooster right now that I'm tube feeding and he gets at least 200cc's of baby bird food that I mix with Pedialyte. It take me about five minutes twice a day to to do this, which is much easier on them that force feeding, IMHO.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The hen probably needs at least 50cc's of something with lots of liquid in it at least twice a day. I just don't think that it can be done safely with just a syringe.
     
  9. casportpony

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    There is a site someplace, written by vets, that says how much fluid a bird should get based on weight. I'll try to find it for you.
     

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