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Sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pinkaboo, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 week old faverolles is very sick
    I noticed today she had her mouth part way open
    Very rattle breathing and making a sneeze like cough

    Took her straight to the vets and got Tyrol ? Antibiotics
    But she was worried it could be mareks because she's weak and sleepy
    And legs toes curled in a bit

    What can I do??
    I've got her inside nursing her , she rest better when held
    Given her egg
    Sringe feeding water( can I add anything, sugar Salt)

    I'd like her with me inside tonight was thinking just in a box or will she be too hot?
    No heating in house, weather is cool her in UK

    I just want her as comfortable as possible
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It definitely sounds as if she has a respiratory disease. I don't live in the UK, and am not familiar with Tyrol; however, I am assuming that antibiotic is meant for treating respiratory diseases. It is possible that she has another problem going on, too, like Marek's or Coccidiosis. What are her droppings like? And can she still clutch/move her feet and legs?

    If you were in the United States, I would suggest getting some chicken vitamins/electrolytes and putting them in her water. However, I'm not sure what you have access too. Some sugar in the water would probably help perk her up, but don't give too much or she will get diarrhea. Other than that, keep getting her to drink, encourage her to eat, and keep her warm and well rested.

    Good luck with treating her. I understand how hard it is to have a sick chicken, and feel helpless as to what to do.
     
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  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi her poo is brown but quite watery
    No blood

    I'll try some sugar in her water, I'm trying to give her a bit if water every hour
    When she's been alone in the shed she's just sleeping in her poo

    I don't think her legs seem too bad just a bit shaky
     
  4. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meds was tylan?
     
  5. BantamLover21

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    Now I do know what that is. It is in the United States, too, and is the best antibiotic for treating respiratory problems. Did the vet administer the tylan, or are you doing it?
     
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  6. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its powder so I'm doing it with syringe just mix with water
     
  7. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used Nettex Nutridrops for extremely sick chickens in the past. They contain sugar and vitamins, and give an energy boost to a chicken that is not eating. (I got mine online from medicanimal because I live in France.)

    Was her poo watery before the antibiotics, or is it just since she started taking them? Sprinkling probiotic powder on her food or giving her probiotic yogurt will help her digestive system.

    If she usually eats dry crumbles or pellets, try making a mash with them by adding a bit of warm water. My sick girls (and even the healthy ones) are much happier to eat mash than pellets.

    Good luck with your girl.
     
  8. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    Mmm think it was watery before actually, sporadically
    I will try the mash, think she's getting sick if egg
    I bought a childrens multi vitamin but no idea how to work out the dosage

    I'll try find probiotic powder
    She's sleeping now in a cat carrier on my bed, think I'll be having a smelly night she's lay on towels!
     
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  9. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    ceftriaxone (tyrol) is an antibiotic used in the UK for sepsis, bacterial meningitis,skin or soft tissue infection and pneumonia...

    Pinkaboo...hope she gets better soon...!
     
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  10. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you we are tucked up in bed!
    Her with her sheepskin rug in a pet carrier!
    Husband thinks I've lost the plot

    She is getting bits of rest even with the breathing problems
    But won't eat or drink
    Not interested in egg or mash, very little poo and I'm struggling to syringe water into her mouth on my own

    Might just see how she is in a bit, I've got everything ready in case she wants a drink later
    Really hoping I don't wake up with a dead faverolles in my bed!

    Thank goodness I don't keep cows or sheep!
     
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