what's wrong with my roo? (Pics added)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, May 8, 2009.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My roo Eddie carries his head and neck turned to one side most of the time, he's not eating or drinking enough but some. He has a hard swelling under his eye. He pants after drinking water. He's weak and has poor balance. It looks like because of the swelling under his eye, he can't see, so he kind of walks circles backwards sometimes. But he can walk straight. It seems like he carries himself so crooked because there is some pain maybe somewhere in his neck or crop. His crop has been small and firm and his stool is greenish and dry. Please help!
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sounds to me like he may have a viral or bacterial thing. Have you isolated? given antibiotics? keeping hydrated?

    hope it's not mareks
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks Mahonri. No, it's not Marek's. Here's some pics of his swollen face.

    This is his posture most of the time
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  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor boy!! If he were mine, I'd take him to the vets. If that's not possible, I'd get some antibiotics from a feed store. It's better than nothing. Good luck to him and you! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, you might go to www.featherfanciers.com and ask the "chicken doc" what he thinks it could be. His name is Dr. Peter Brown and he's helped many a BYCer.
     
  6. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly bitten by small poisonous snake or even spider in the face area if you live in that type an area, I would deffinetly treat with antibiotics and put teramycin in his eyes.
     
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your Roo!
     
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