Tame guinea hen suddenly went odd, half asleep, then back to normal, tapeworm in poop

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Kalimani, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Kalimani

    Kalimani Out Of The Brooder

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    Title says most. She was perfectly fine, when our guests left I picked her up to stop her going out the gate. I definitely did not hurt her, but she did give an odd squeak when i put her down. Shortly after, she came into the house and looked like she wanted to fall asleep. Head bobbing and eyes closing.
    She then went outside, looking very strange, made a good sized poop, which, on closer inspection, contained small white things that moved. I assumed worms, and took to google. Tapeworm segments! She has been free ranging for a while now and ate more stink bugs than i even want to think about, so that might be the source.
    She stayed around me for a couple of hours, finally laying down on the mat in my office, sleeping, legs down, before that she was standing, she then started preening herself, got up, ate something, and is right as rain again. ***?
    It is possible that she ate some fertilizer while visiting the shed (mostly just organic reworked poop stuff, but there is also 2.3.2 there, slow release.),
    Or did i upset her when i picked her up and carried her away? She will let me pick her up, but must not hang on too long. Was it too hot? (Bit of a heat wave here)

    Lastly, am i worrying too much?
    And is it possible to post a picture?
     
  2. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but I would definitely deworm her.
     
  3. Kalimani

    Kalimani Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't figure out how to post a pic via ipad. Any ideas?
     
  4. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember having this problem before, I am on iPad too. First you have to put your picture in your gallery, and when you're posting in the thread, press preview then the menu on top of where you type will come up (weird I know, I think it's a glitch in the system) and press on the image button and get your pic from your gallery.
     
  5. PinkyLee

    PinkyLee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I think it's great your guniea is like family and comes inside. I truly believe animals let you know what's going on... As long as we listen.
     
  6. Kalimani

    Kalimani Out Of The Brooder

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    Urgh. Thanks for the suggestion, sill no pic option! Or perhaps i should try it on the app rather than via safari. Will try again
     
  7. Kalimani

    Kalimani Out Of The Brooder

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    Fffff. No luck posting pics from app either.
    By gallery, do you mean the ipad gallery, or is there a BYC gallery?
     
  8. Kalimani

    Kalimani Out Of The Brooder

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    PinkyLee, i raised her and 3 others from abandoned eggs last year. She is the only baby left (though not a baby anymore!). I'll spare you the details of what happened to the rest of them (some of it is on this forum). She is a bit odd, follows me around the yard, into the house, wherever I am, then settles down for a preen, making really cute sounds while doing so. Found her on the couch today, inspecting.
    But I am afraid of getting more attached to her, as her brother, my other baby, lost the plot in such a bad way earlier this week, that we had to get rid of him. So a bit reticent to trust her. Sounds crazy, but there you go...
     
  9. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Go to the bottom of your page.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/u/343985/kalimani

    Click on Upload Photos

    Change Album type to Personal

    Click on Create a new album

    Give album a name

    May or may not give album a description.

    Click on Upload Files

    Choose image files

    Click on Upload

    Give images descriptions if desired.

    Click on Save

    In the future those images will be in your album to choose from if you desire to post them in a thread as per the instructions you were previously given.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  10. PinkyLee

    PinkyLee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you didn't think I meant you weren't listening... I meant I thought it great she is so close to you that she's trying to be close and tell you something like she doesn't feel well, etc. Sorry I am typing from the phone and maybe I didn't sound how I was thinking. I saw what happen to the other bird... I feel bad. I have 13 gunieas and em only close with the runt I call Nugget. I try not to get attached as I will be letting them free to keep my tick and rattlesnake population down in a couple of months and I would hate to lose any of them to predators. My predators consist of bird of prey, fox, mountain lion, homeless living in a cave behind my cabin and my over zealous neighbor with his gun. Ugh.
     

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