BASIC CHECK LIST FOR THE SICK BIRD
Please answer these brief questions below, so we can help you as soon as possible.
Age: Approx 3 months
Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER: She is unable to walk. If you hold her upright and then let her go she tries to walk but tips forward and then lays on her side sort of paddling her feet.
Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: Droppings look normal
Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: Was eating yesterday but hasn't eaten today
Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER: No change evident
Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER: She is laying down as she can't walk
Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: As above. There is no apparent injury to her legs.
Describe your usual worming routine and products. [If none, say so and skip the next 3 worming questions.] Do you have a cycle that you use eg. every 3 months, or every six months?
ANSWER: I haven't wormed her as I've only had her for about 2 weeks
1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
2. What product was used to worm the bird, and how was it given? ? eg. in the drinking water, on the skin, by injection?
3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER: No. We have recently changed the ramp into the top box of their pen. The older chickens seem to go up there but I haven't seen this one do it.
Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful
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