STIFF LEG, PANTING, FLOPPED OVER?? PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by altmanharley, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. altmanharley

    altmanharley New Egg

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    MY FRIZZLE WAS OK EARLY BUT TONIGHT HER LEGS ARE STIFF SHE CAN'T WALK SHE IS PANTING AND VERY WARM TO THE TOUCH. I HELPPED HER DRINK SOME WATER. WHAT SHOULD I DO ARE VET WILL NOT TAKE CHICKS!!!
     
  2. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If she's very warm to the touch it could be an infection. Have you inspected her legs and feet for possible wounds?

    Keep her in a warm, dark place to keep her calm.
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto what JennsPeeps said.

    You can mix a 50/50 solution of Pedialyte or Gatorade and water, and keep her hydrated. Don't force water down her throat, because she will drown: the air hole is beneath the tongue. Put drops on her beak or get a syringe with a three inch long plastic tube (I use the plastic tubing from a cloth hanger hook) and slowly insert the tube down her throat and syringe a small amount of water directly into her crop. Make sure you bypass her tongue and don't allow any water to come up into her mouth or she will aspirate it and likely die.
     

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