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Anyone in N Seattle with Corid (amprollium)?

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Suddenly, this evening, my 8 week old chick was lethargic, not eating or drinking, closed eyes, not chirping, (which is usually constant), off balanced and tipping over, lite diarrhea, not with a flock (since she was 2 weeks with other chicks).

-Recent changes this week were "water in her feed to make it paste like", and "pine wood shavings"

 

-We gave her electrolyte drops (water, molasses & apple cider vinegar) and placed her on a rice pallet (uncooked rice in a sock & warmed in the microwave).

-30 minutes later she is almost normal ... but still not eating or drinking.

Any input on what she has? I'm hoping to find Corid to give her asap.

Thanks in advance!

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Most feed stores sell it in the cattle section under the names Corid, Ampromed, and amprol. If you can't find Corid, then get Sulmet or Sulfadimethoxine. Stop the molasses and ACV--molasses can give diarrhea, and make her more dehydrated. Add a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp of sugar to a quart of water, or follow the recipe below for electrolytes. Save A Chick is a good brand of vitamins and electrolytes at most feed store. Here is a link about coccidiosis: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html

 

HOMEMADE ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION 

1/2 teaspoon salt substitute* (potassium chloride)

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1 teaspoon table salt  

1 tablespoon sugar 

1 gallon water

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