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Sick RSL egg problems? Help please ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DixieChickie, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    I've gotta run into town this morning, before it gets to hot, if she needs antibiotics, I need to know what to pick up.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    Red Sex Link, 14 months old

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Yesterday I went out to feed and she was lying in the back corner of the coop, thought she was laying..but she tried to stand and fell over....droopy wings, wasn't eating or drinking that I could tell...weight loss...comb flopped over and dark dark red

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    Since Yesterday morning (so as of right now 24 hours

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
    This morning one of her sisters is showing a flopped comb dark red, she also has yolk looking stuff hagning out of her vent.

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    Don't know if this contributed or not, we had always fed the girls Purina Layena, last bag I decided to try and save a bit and bought Nutrena, since changing over to Nutrena, I began getting less eggs, then the eggs started changing in size and getting lighter in color (almost white now or a cream color). They have Oyster Shell in a seperate bucket always avaliable.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    Yesterday, when I found her, I syringed some water to her with electrolytes in it. Yesterday evening she perked up enough to drink a bit on her own, and pecked a little at some feed

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    She didn't poop from the time I found her yesterday am until late yesterday evening, she did a huge amount and it was a bit runny.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    Syringed water to her yesterday until she began to drink on her own some. Soaked her twice in warm warm water.

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    We do not have a local vet who will see chickens

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    She and her 4 sisters have a 12 by 12 coop, very well ventilated...with wood shavings on floor

    This morning I picked her up to move her and under her was a soft small egg....before I could grab it she stepped on it so I don't know if it was broken before it came out or if she broke it. Yolk was still in it, so I'm assuming she broke it stepping on it. She's a bit perkier this morning, she's been alert through the whole thing (sleeping alot but looking around when awake) she will stand and slowly and carefully take steps. I have seen her drink this morning, but as of right now she hasn't eaten (but I can feel stuff in her crop?)

    Her comb looks a little more normal colored this morning, and standing more upright than yesterday. And when I went out to the coop to check on her sisters, one of them has a dark red floppy comb and has thick stringy poo hanging from her rear feathers (maybe poop and yolk mixed?) She's up and about, a lil slower than normal, but I did see her go eat and drink. I'm going to go get her and soak her in just a few, then she will be inside with Brittany. Can all this be caused by changing their food from Purina to Nutrena? I went out and bought Layena yesterday (before I found my girl sick) we just weren't happy with their egg changes since switching to the Nutrena, and was afraid something was gonna happen, then I came home to find my favorite girl ill.

    I have to make the 30 minute ride to town in about an hour.....would like to know what antibiotics to pick up.

    Thanks, everyone, in advance!

  2. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    sure sounds like the new feed is affecting them, try switching back I would mix the two feeds for a day or two, just like you would do for a dog when changing their food
  3. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    okay so I read around and looks like I should be getting Duramycin 10 for her...so running out now to grab that.......I'm subscribed to this thread and will get notifications through my phone, so if there is something else I should grab someone let me know please [​IMG]
  4. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Lost both my sweet girls last night.......

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