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sheila is sick---lethargic, water in stool, feathers puffed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopMOM, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone-- My Lola died last week and I thought she had a clogged vent, but now Shiela is sick too. Just noticed her being sick, and she is stooped with eyes closed. She had a bit of watery stool this morning when I took her out, but not very much at all,and I can't see any in the coop. Lola died very fast and I need to treat Shiela immediately. I have been giving the birds SULMET for the last three days after lola died just as a precaution, but this is obviously the wrong drug. What do you suggest?
    Thank you in advance
    Carly[​IMG]
     
  2. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like many of us are experiencing the same thing! Should I give teramyacin and worm her? Should I stop the sulmet? Help!
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
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    Any other symptom's beside the watery poo and being puffed up? Is she still eating and drinking? Has she come in contact with anything she shouldn't have? We need a little more info so that someone on here may be abe to help.


    Also tell us about how Lola was when she got sick. What were her symptom's?
     
  4. coopMOM

    coopMOM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi- She has not come into contact with anything she shouldn't have. She is not as interested in food, and she is not approaching the water by herself. she is in the same posture that Lola was: stooped, looking like she is straining, Only Lola was much worse. This was very sudden. I wish there were more specific symptoms to report, and thank you for the help.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Wow not sure how to help...make sure she is eating and drinking too. My little pullet that passed away this morning was being given electrolytes by eye dropper. She went to sitting position fluffed and holding her head down close to her body yesterday afternoon and she died this morning.

    I wish I could offer more help.
     
  6. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same with one of my girls.....I isolated her-kept her warm- and put .25 cc.s of IVermec wormer (the liquid) on her neck.....she is all better now....PM me if you need more info. The only Ivermec my feed store had was like 45.00 a bottle but it was worth it!

    Best of luck. Junebug
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I am not sure what to tell you. I do know that you need to have her seperated from all the other's until she is better and you can figure out what is going on with her. Alote of time's when you start med's before there are any symptoms present then it can hide what is really going on, JMHO. Is she at laying age yet? Have you checked her vent? It is possible that she needs worming, although I think she would have other issue's like bloody poo and loss of weight. Have you ever wormed your flock?
     
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  8. coopMOM

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    She is two and a half years. I wormed the flock last spring, but I used piperazine. Is this as good as ivermec? I have isolated her and will keep her warm and give her egg yolk and fluids.
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I would worm them all again and this time use the Ivomec. When was the last time she laid? What did that egg look like?
     
  10. coopMOM

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    They are all on an egg-laying break. I just checked on her and she seems better. Walking around more, but her vent is constricting like she is trying to lay. I gave her about 1/4 cup of water medicated with sulmet with a dropper (2T/Gal). Maybe it worked. Can you give them Oxy-Mycin, Sulmet and wormer all at once? (thank you thank you thank you)

    revised: SHE IS NOT BETTER.
     
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