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Thought it was Coci but now not sure

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I have a 6 week baby silkie that I have been treating for over a week for coccidiosis. It had the real white, thick poop with bright green and he was not eating or drinking.  He still will only eat or drink if I force it in his mouth.  I have been trying so hard by making him scrambled eggs and oatmeal.  I have been mixing his water with the powder Corid and Probiotics. 

 

This evening he can only lay on his side and I am lost. 

 

Any ideas?  I really hate putting it out of its misery but I can't let it suffer.

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Can you mix the powder Corid 1.5 tsp in 2 tsp or 10 ml of water, and then give the chick 2 drops 2-3 times a day, in addition to what you are giving now? Was the chick vaccinated for Mareks disease?  The green poop is a sign of not eating, while the white is urates or urine. If you could keep giving it liquids (not food) throughout the night, it may help to re-hydrate him. The food isn't as important as the water right now, especially if he has coccidiosis. I'm hoping that you can save him.

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I am so sorry for you and your bird.

 

I had similar symptoms with my previous flock, where at first I thought it was coccidiosis because of their runny green/ white feices . After a few weeks of treatement, nothing happened and my flock of 3 birds all slowly started limping and lying on their sides. After extensive research, with heartbreak I discoverd it was Marek's. Try and rule out that possibility first. 

 

I'm going to admit, I am absolutely no expert with chickens, but hopefully this was helpful.

 

I wish you the best of luck!

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