1. silkiemama2612

    silkiemama2612 Just Hatched

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    MY RIR is acting very strange. Can't hold her head up or stand. Has mucus from her beak and she shakes her head a bit. I'm not sure what happened. Running around one min and down the next. Help ???
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you give a few more details, such as how old, how long you have had her, and if any birds have recently been added to your flock? Does she seem weak from the heat or dehydrated? Give her some water with SaveAChick or other brand of electrolytes. It kind of sounds like she could be having signs of a respiratory disease with the nasal drainage and head shaking. Sneezing, gasping, or rattly breathing can be other signs. If you think it may be respiratory, antibiotics such as Tylan or oxytetracycline can be used for treatment, but they won't help if it is fungal or a virus.
     

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