UPDATE--- Not panting heavily anymore, still sneezing, gained 5 grams!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redfeather, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=414988

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    chick I mentioned in that post... still showing no signs of improvement. It is still moderately active, eats, poos and all, but sits around more than the others and pants. Also not gaining weight...

    Should I wait a few days or should I cull it now? [​IMG] This is most likely one of the ones I had to help out of it's egg, I am thinking... What's the most humane way to get rid of it? I was thinking to put it in a plastic bag and run it over with the car.... Anyone have any input here? [​IMG]




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  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does not sound like it is suffering too bad, so I can't see any rush to cull it. Maybe just a slow starter, but respritory symptoms are a worry, not the best having it where it can infect others.

    As for culling if you decide to, a quick snip with a pair of grarden shears is about the quickest easiest I can think of.
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read this in another thread--- "==FutureChickenMan==Go to your local auto parts store and get a can of STARTING FLUID. Make sure it contains ETHER. Put her in a sealable containter (5 gallon bucket works well), spray the starting fluid in the container (make sure you get a good cloud going in there), put the lid on the container (tight) and walk away.

    This is the least physical way of culling an animal short of an injection."


    Can you use something else for the bedding?
    The shavings might be making too much dust for the one chick. Do you have any cheap towels to use instead, at least for now?

    Try feeding it with a syringe once a day, since it may or may not be eating totally normally.
     
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  4. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had some chicks with sneezing and breathing issues. I mixed a few drops of Wild Oil of Oregeno with their water and the next day all the sneezing and breathing issues were gone. They are all grown up now and doing just fine.
     
  5. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I waited it out, and it looks like this little guy's illness is just about over!

    I haven't noticed it panting at all today, although it still sneezes every once in a while. It's a lot more active too! And guess what! After a few days of no weigh gain, she's packed on 5 grams! Granted she's micro compared to the others (she is now 50 grams while they are 80-100), but I think she still has a chance!
     

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