The EMERGENCY Thread!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AustralorpsAU, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. critterkeeper25

    critterkeeper25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh crap! 1cc of paste wormer? We just started treating on Sunday, after she got sick. We have never wormed our hens before. I know..really stupid. DO said...have you seen worms in their poop? I'm like " no, but they could still have them" He didn't want to worm them unless he was sure they had worms, and I never got around to getting the fecal done. Now that this is the second bird that has been sick (we lost the first one 2 weeks ago), he's all for the worming. So that's what I have done. We still have another day to go, but now you say that we aren't giving a large enough dose. They will be dosed again in 10 days. I will increase the dose to 1cc then. Will that be enough, since the first round of wormer was too small?
     
  2. Aubby

    Aubby Out Of The Brooder

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    Am looking for anyone that can help. Yester day eve I noticed my rooster's comb had turned purple and he was laying down. Today same thing, except he is wobbily when he walks and wings dragging. He did eat when I put veggies down. Any Ideas???? Help, Please!! Am leaving for 5 minutes to collect him in carrier and bring him inside. Will be right back. OK am back. Comb has gone from purple to black around the edges. He is very weak.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Would be best to get him to a vet.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Aubby

    Aubby Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately all vets for emergencies for chickens were closed for the night and after hours numbers don't handle chickens. I am taking him in in the morning. I did get some antibiotic down him and he ate. I just pray he makes it til the morning.
     
  5. Emmajesse

    Emmajesse New Egg

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    Hello everyone!

    First of all thank you, this thread is genius!

    Ok, so I have a very sick month old chick.She doesn't move much, won't eat and only drinks if I use a dropper. I noticed a funny noise coming from her vent, it seems like she can't pass anything no matter how hard she tries. I've had her with me for over an hour now and all she does is desperately try to move something from her system. She appears to be quite stressed and incapable of doing anything. :'(

    Please post if you know anything, I've been hand raising her and she is much loved.
     
  6. Emmajesse

    Emmajesse New Egg

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    Hey Aubby!

    Not sure if this helps, but I found a website naming a couple of causes for this sort of thing.....

    http://www.raising-chickens.org/chicken-comb.html

    Frostbite is one of them, also if he has reduced bloodflow to that part of his comb it will turn it purple.

    I hope he gets better!
     
  7. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww, I'm so sorry to hear this! I would seek veterinary help soon, not being about to pass things is a big problem! But as of right now...have you fed her anything harmful like uncooked beans or rice? I know that these ( uncooked ) can cause problems in chickens' system, especially small ones.
     
  8. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would get veterinary help, FAST!
     
  9. 5danehouse

    5danehouse Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, I just lost a chicken today, that emerged from the coop with purplish comb and wattles this morning. She was only a few months old and yesterday she was crowing. I thought she was just a late blooming rooster.She crowed so much she list her voice, but I just thought it was making up for lost time. This morning she was breathing badly and let me catch her without a fuss. Her breathing was bad and she kept almost screaming. I isolated her and she continued to have breathing problems. The reference I read said keep her isolated and give her a couple days to rest then decide about antibiotics. I didn't get that time. She died just after lunch. Any ideas as to what it might be? I have a young flock of layers. Are they at risk? Can anything be done? ( I live in a remote area, we don't have a live stock vet, let alone an avian specialist.)
     
  10. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry for your loss! I would sanitize the whole area where your chickens are kept and anything that came into contact with that chicken. [​IMG] Once again, so sorry.
     

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