purple comb just died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmccann, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. dmccann

    dmccann Songster

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    I just lost her,posted this morning.Cooked her egg, she did not eat , dusted her with de incase i missed any parisites, just walked out of garage and heard shaking went back in she is up side down. What really breaks my heart is i knew something was off with her,told husband,any ways always run with what you think. Thanks for the help . I also noticed a wheeze before she died.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
  3. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

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    I'm so sorry.[​IMG]
     
  4. dmccann

    dmccann Songster

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    Thnk you this is the first one i have lost. I just pray it is not a disease. I placed a post about her 3 days ago,no one replied . blaming myself,raised her from a peep.
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

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    I'm so sorry. It's never easy. Sometimes it's just so difficult to figure out what to do to help them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Purple comb is a respiratory problem. If any others experience this, used some VetRX..........Pop
     
  7. dmccann

    dmccann Songster

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    what is vet rx? i have not noticed any other purple combs,but i noticed a couple seem sleepy. thank you
     
  8. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

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    A purple comb is also the sign of circulatory problems. The wheeze towards the end and finding her upside down sounds like she had a heart attack.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  9. dmccann

    dmccann Songster

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    oh i do not know what to say,just praying i do not have any major problems here, thank you everyone with out this forum i would be lost.
     
  10. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
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    This is Vet Rx, something like Vicks VapoRub for poultry. Also used for scaly legs.

    What other symptoms do the others show besides being sleepy? Ruffled feathers, crouched position, and loss of appetite? IF so, compare what you're seeing in your flock to the photos and information provided here.
     

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