@Sally Sunshine why keep the lid cracked? so they get more oxygen idk with the wafer I can
Has @casportpony been online today? I need help with a disease.
What? Are you shore? You should immediately isolate it! And it can spread in a very high speed in your flock.
Do you see any neurological signs?
Keep the chicks in a hot place give them a good quality food, crushed boiled egg, some canned tuna fish, you can give them some extra vitamins.
Beware of a secondary bacterial infection! Especially in the respiratory system. They can use the damaged that the virus caused as a platform to enter the bird system! Be shore that you have some broad range antibiotics in hand! Just in case if this happens!
Originally Posted by campingshaws
I'm not sure. It started with a weak leg and curled toes and happened when I gave them plain water instead of the probiotic/electrolyte water. Quickly became total leg weakness; it cannot stand and lays on it's side. Its legs twitch and spasm. Its head also twitches. Today there is considerable facial swelling.
I had it in a separate crate on top of the brooder because until I found the swelling, I thought it was a vitamin deficiency. That crate was right next to the heat lamp, so it has been extra warm but not on purpose.
I'm having trouble finding info that I can process. Most of it is too thick to wade through.
How old is it?
Originally Posted by casportpony
, last year i had two chicks and I think they had a vitamin e deficiency. Gave Vitamin e for two days and they got better.
Can you post a video?
Pics of face:
Other than the swelling, any signs of respiratory illness? FWIW, my chicks looked a lot like your chick, except they didn't have any facial swelling. What has this chick been eating? Any chance it got into rancid feed?
Nothing respiratory. I've been giving it drops of poly vi sol and water with the vitamin/electrolyte solution for a week now. Is that just not enough e?
It's been in the brooder with it's hatch mates until I isolated it. They're all fine.
I don't think Poly Vi Sol has enough E.
@campingshaws , Poly Vi Sol has only 5 IU per 1ml. The Mercks manual says this:
"Only stabilized fat should be used in feeds. Adequate levels of stabilized vitamin E should be used in conjunction with a commercial antioxidant and at least 0.3 ppm selenium. Signs of exudative diathesis and muscular dystrophy due to vitamin E deficiency can be reversed if treatment is begun early by administering vitamin E through the feed or drinking water. Oral administration of a single dose of vitamin E (300 IU per bird) usually causes remission."
My capsules are 1000 IU, and I think I gave each chick a couple of drops. They were better a little the next day, and 100% normal after a second dose.
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 2/25/16 at 4:08pm