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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Location: Melbourne
Age: 3.5 years
Breed:RIR
Sex:F

Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER:Suburban Melbourne

What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER:heavy breathing, like a person with a chronic bronchitis

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:mostly bought pellets, green leaves, a bit of bread daily. Letting them out to free range for a short time every other day or so


Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER:regular

Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: breathing sounds,laboured breathing

Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER:none

Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER:pale comb, whilest the other have it red and one is laying already

Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER:none

Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER:quieter than usual

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?
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1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
ANSWER: two months ago

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:Vitrazol+ or something..through drinking water

3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
ANSWER:yes

Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
ANSWER:nothing special

Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER:no
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I'd appreciate any advice, thank you


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:03 pm 
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It sounds like a respiratory bug of some sort. Is there any discharge from nose or eyes? Have a look in her mouth for mucus, blockages to choana (mouth to nose passage).
What is her body condition like?
Best option would be a vet visit with antibiotics prescribed if she has an infection.
If a vet is not an option, isolate her, keep her warm and quiet, offer avian vitamins and encourage her to eat.
Hopefully with some tlc she will recover.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Location: Melbourne
No discharge there sue55. Body condition is normal, only the pale comb tells me she is not going to lay.
I really wouldn't dare to open her mouth - they are screaming bloody murder if even we are trying to hold them in our hands.Semi-wild, I'd say.
Wouldn't isolate her either - once I did that when she was an egg-destroying suspect and she didn't eat and didn't drink, was under a tremendous stress.
Another chicken had a respiratory disease with an eye-discharge a few years ago and it just passed after a while. This one might never recover though. I'll keep watching her, thank you.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:35 pm 
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All right, had a look inside her mouth. Clean.


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