Sick Chick


12 Years
Oct 2, 2007
Invercargill, New Zealand
5 month old sussex chick....

She goes like every now and then...

Just stands there, eats and drinks little, just stands there all puffed up, blue comb, droopy wings and tail.

Been liced (flea powder) and wormed (crushed pumpkin seeds).

Poop appears normal.

Could she just be sussecptible to colds flu etc...?

All other birds are OK.

Too young, she's 5 months old.

I checked her crop and in the picture it looks full.

It wasn't, but when I gentle felt it she puked a vile thick yellow vomit, and looked like she was chocking on it.

I did the honourable thing for and culled her. She looked awefull lying there gasping.

Cleaned up her puke afterwards.
so sorry.
she looked pretty sick in the picture.
and the crop looks big. looks like she was impacted, or had an obstruction. (vomiting)
she could have been obstructed lower down..maybe the gizzard.
sorry you lost her and I suspect there may have been several things going on with her...
Been liced (flea powder) and wormed (crushed pumpkin seeds).

You say "flea powder"... now there are special dusts for mites on poultry (and these are often insufficient for all the different types ...) are you saying you used a cat or dog flea powder or one that is advised as safe for poultry? (I myself do not like the dusts except to perhaps mix through the dirt they use as a dirt bath...lungs are sensitive in birds and I prefer to use a spray or ivermectiv type spot-on treatment)
Pumpkin seeds are useful in the management of intestinal parasites (I use myelf but dehulled)... if your bird has worms then you will always need a med to treat that...pumpkin seeds are not going to do it.​

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