Skinny Rhode Island Reds protruding breastbone !!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickobsessed17, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Chickobsessed17

    Chickobsessed17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been through the gamut of sickness I have three Jersey Giants and four baby ameracaunas all with a respiratory infection and nasty goopy eyes on Meds in a separate cage. I have a Rhode Island red with a protruding breastbone who is eating everything in sight . We got four Ri Reds six weeks ago and they were laying before they came to our house none of them are Laying now. I just had a 7 mth old bantam brahma die of Mareks last week. A previously laying Astralorp from the same guy with the RI reds died two weeks before that with NO symptoms. So discouraged! I have three fayoumis about 12 weeks one with blisters on her face. We have a very clean yard, huge acre for them to free range. No signs of worms, normal poop. I'm at a loss. The skinny girl is being so needy, following me around begging for food. I've given eggs, meat, yogurt you name it. Help?!

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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Have you considered a vet? With so much going on at once there may be a linking factor. Good luck.

    My guess is that you bought birds that were carrying disease...and it has spread.
     
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  3. Chickobsessed17

    Chickobsessed17 Out Of The Brooder

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    The vet wants 50$ a bird. I've already spent so much on medicine. I love them all but... 30 birds.... 50$... Yikes!
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes indeed! I'd take one bird to the vet (the one with the most symptoms) to find out what is wrong. Maybe with that information you could treat the rest. I wish I could give better advice. Hopefully another group member will respond.
     

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