poorly chicken, eye closed

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 17:16 »
Hopefully the outcome will be good but whatever you really did your best for her  :)
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 20:55 »
I hope everything is going well.

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 09:15 »
Thank you all :)

She seems to be pulling through!!  :D
She is still at the vet and he sent a short film of her this morning. She is sitting on a towel, sort of straight (not up side down anymore) and is showing an interest in her surroundings.
Before feeding and picking up would give her enormous stress: she would twist her neck even more and start shaking her head. Now she is standing and looking around after the feeding and medicine.

There is no guarantee yet, but the vet said he would be very disappointed if it would still go wrong and has good hope of her recovery.
Because her response to the new antibiotics is quite fast, the bacteria probably is not a viral one: he explained that these are often harder to 'kill'. This is good news as well, since we have 4 more chooks.

Yay!

On the side: The peach thought it a good day to: it seemed dead but is starting to show leaf now.

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 13:09 »
great news.
remember to check for egg withdrawl time

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 17:47 »
Yes it is Grinling :)

Do you mean not to eat the eggs while she is on medicine? Or if the start of laying again will go smooth because it was unnaturally interrupted?

She stopped laying the weekend before last, but I will aks the vet about it. Maybe we have to with-hold eating a while after the medication?


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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 13:00 »
some medications require not eating the eggs or meat for 10 days, others mean not eating the eggs meat at all.

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2018, 21:04 »
This evening the vet phoned: it seems she has a serious cocodiosis infection beside it  :homy:

Tomorrow we will go and pick up the medicine.

In the mean time she is slowly but surely getting stronger. The force feeding is getting more complicated ;)

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 08:26 »
Well if she is resisting you, she is starting to feel better.  I hope the improvement continues.

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 09:23 »
An update :)

After another big dip she finally seems to be recovering.

She is outside again, with her friend Heidi, she is even eating something out of her own movement, but I am still feeding her 2 times a day.

The main reason for my update is following: She broke down after going upward (18 of may) because of a nasty bacteria in her krob? Crob? The bacteria produces a 'chemical' which causes neurological problems.
So the eye, the head twisting and not being able to walk, the stomach trouble and horrible bacteria infested poop was probably caused by this bacteria.
One of the characteristics of this kind of infection is that the food doesn't pass the crob anymore: it stays full. Even water doesn't pass.
We were checking her crob and thinking she was doing well, but in 1 to 2 days she went downhill and nearly died.

Because the outside problems, with the inside cause don't relate naturally/logically I thought it might be interesting for someone with a chook with similar problems.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 11:27 by Toosje »

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Re: poorly chicken, eye closed
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 11:21 »
krob? Crob?

Crop :)

It sounds like it was a really nasty infection and that she was lucky to survive Toosje.  Without your care and treatment from the vet, there is no way she would have made it through. 

Thank you for the update.  It is really useful to know what the cause of these type of symptoms can be.





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