Sick Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by edster951, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    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.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How does her abdomen feel? Could she be egg bound?
  3. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Quote: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.
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    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.
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    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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