Update.. she died... HELP! Girl is dying in my lap...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klmclain1, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    History:

    two weeks ago, I thought Gertie (8 month old Black Australorp) had EYP. She was very lethargic, obviously not feeling well, yellow cooked-yolk looking strands in clear liquid for poop. Vet gave her penicillin (3/4 cc for 3 days) and she perked right up although I'm not sure she's laying yet.

    two days ago, I noticed Betty (same breed/age) starting down the same path - yesterday was worse, this morning I think she's dying in my lap.

    Since it's a second chicken, I'm seriously doubting the EYP diagnosis in Gertie. Nothing on the poop chart fits. I used Eprinex pour-on last night hoping maybe it was worms. But she's getting worse.

    What could she have thats:
    contagious
    gives her that kind of poop
    pale comb and wattles (she's picked on by my leghorns and they repeatedly pull her neck feathers and rip off her comb)
    is cured/healed by penicillin
    is NOT helped with Eprinex

    I've got Valbazen on hand as well as Ivermectin injectible.

    Please help! I don't think she's going to last much longer.... [​IMG]
     
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  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she needs a penicillin injection. Is there any way to get some and give it to her today? If you've already treated with Eprinex I'm not sure I'd use any other type of wormer on her.
     
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  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm going to try to get her into the vet... thank you so much..
     
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I've gotten some smashed pears and juice (home canned) down her as well as some whipped raw egg - all by semi-forced feeding. Since I'm talking last-ditch-effort, should I go ahead and try the Valbazen? I can't reach the vet.
     
  5. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm so sad. I had put her in a box to rest. I heard her go into convulsions - and by the time I got there, she had died. She was a very sweet girl and I thank her for all the eggs she gave me. I've ordered penicillin online just in case this is contageous since it cured my last girl - I'll be ready.
     
  6. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your hen. Good idea on the penicillin. I keep some around also as well as a bunch of other poultry and goat first aid items. I've even used some of the items on myself in an emergency!
     
  7. chicknrt

    chicknrt Out Of The Brooder

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    i am so sorry to hear about your poor hen:(
     
  8. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she and you gave it a good run.... [​IMG]
     
  9. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    I'm so sorry Gertie is gone. [​IMG]

    My 2-1/2 year old EE, Zsa Zsa, just died overnight 2 nights ago. It's very hard to lose these sweet birds. We miss them terribly.
     
  10. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You need a new [​IMG] to replace [​IMG]
     

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