Age: 10 weeks
Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER: Sunbury Vic
What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? – Pullet struggles to hold her head up, and quite wonky when walking. Her head droops and curves onto the ground 50% of the time. If she is nervous she shuffles backwards, her head tucks in, and she somersaults.
What are you feeding? - Please list everything you're feeding to your birds, including type of basic feed, free ranging, scraps, extras, etc. If possible give approximate percentages.
ANSWER: Barastoc grower crumble, access to compost heap
Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: Noticed a wormy poo 2 weeks ago.
Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: Strange cheeping, not normal.
Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: eating and drinking well
Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: Unsteady on feet.
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?
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?
ANSWER: Aristopet poultry wormer, in drinking water
3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
ANSWER: 7 days later
Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
ANSWER: Vetafarm multivet vitamins in water
Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER: only purchased 4 weeks ago.
Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful