GuineaLady93

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
796
13
156
Cameron, NC
My Coop
I found my Bronze 4 month old keet just sitting with her eyes closed and not moving. When I picked her up she puked on me. I used a dropper and put some save-a-chick in her ( which is just electrolytes ). What should I do?!?!?
Thanks,
Ashley
 

GuineaLady93

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
796
13
156
Cameron, NC
My Coop
Went out to check on her and she looks the same and she puked again.


Also her crop feels like it is full of a fluid....
 
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jcatblum

Songster
9 Years
Oct 27, 2010
2,548
22
173
Cement, OK
So sad. It hurts worse when it is your only! Bronze are hard to come by where I am! Are all your others doing well?
 

GuineaLady93

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
796
13
156
Cameron, NC
My Coop
I am pretty sure her crop was impacted. I would drop some water down her mouth and then rub her chest and turn her upside down because she would puke it up and the puke would have chunks of food in it. A little bit before she died it looked like she couldn't breath good and she was shaking.
 

Fenika

Songster
9 Years
Sep 25, 2010
232
4
104
She could have aspirated from all that puking and being weak. When they go downhill fast it is tough. In the future, if you are willing to take them to a vet, find one ahead of time that will see birds.

Also, you can give all your birds yogurt regularly as a preventative. It won't stop the real nasties, but it can keep something mild from taking a turn for the worse (which can in turn become nasty suddenly).

*hugs*
 

PeepsCA

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
4,732
204
256
BFE, CA
Aww, I'm sorry for your loss Ash, that's so sad you lost her


Is it possible she could have gotten into some type of bug bait, insecticides, plant or lawn fertilizers, or even anti-freeze from a leaky car radiator that bubbled over from over heating somewhere on your property or from next door?

She may have been impacted, but I doubt yogurt would not have helped with that, just massaging it and giving her more liquids and even a dose of mineral oil may have worked it loose, but even sometimes that does not help, depending how far down the impaction could have been and how long she'd been impacted. Unfortunately Guineas are really good at disguising symptoms of developing health problems until it's too late to fix


Keep an eye on all your other birds for diarrhea or worms... check everyone's breast area, if they seem thin in that area you may need to just treat your entire flock with a broad spectrum wormer.
 

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