Monday, 18 October 2010

Pneumonia

Daisy has Pneumonia!

Vet says it is likely she was a bit under the weather, and this -combined with the recent cold snap - enabled an opportunistic virus to take hold.  He mentioned that extra lightweight birds like Daisy tend to be a bit more susceptible to this sort of thing.He specialises in chickens, so we have no reason to doubt him.


He's given her an antibiotic injection (which is a first, we normally have liquid antibiotic for the Girls),  and then tablets twice a day for 6 days.


Vet says she'll either rally, or she won't.   He's concerned the others may detect that she's ill and pick on her, so we'll need to keep an eye on that.

She's in the garden looking as bright as a button at the moment, so it's looking hopeful.






3 comments:

  1. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the poor girl!

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  2. Thanks Una.

    She's OK so far. The test will be when she stops having antibiotics - I've just given her the last one this evening, so fingers crossed for the next few days. Thanks again

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