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Almost 3 week old baby barred rock chick.. need help!

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First off let m start by saying how wonderful and informative this website has been to me for almost a year. Last June, i bought 20 RIR, Cuckoo marans and black australorps at 3 days old. I raised them inside until they were 6 weeks old. Built their coop then put them out there. They are now 41 weeks old and absolutely precious! I also bought 5 (ameraucana, cochin maran, white cochin, orpington batam cochin and a buff orpington) in august. I get 19 eggs every day. I lost the orpington batam to the terrible flood we had in south carolina in october. I lost a cuckoo maran to sour crop because i caught it too late and i lost my beautiful whiye cochin to a feeder accident. (The feeder which had the big round cylinder with the pan at the bottom, the spring had caught her in the beak and i guess she flapped so much she broke her neck). Its spring time now and im loving the weather. I also got chick fever and i now have 36 ( barred rock, buff orpington, amber star, RIR, and ameraucana) more that i have in a nice set up in my house. We also bought a big wooden cabin shed that we are going to use as our new coop with a bigger run and bigger coop. Last night, one of my almost 3 week barred rock chick was just standing in the brooder, breathing heavy and fast, eyes closed, havent seen it eat or drink..when i picked her up, she doesnt move or anything, she just opens her eyes then closes them again. I tried giving her with a syringe some room temperature sugar water ( thought maybe she might be dehydrated ) but she barely got any down. I have no clue what to do. I raised 20 3 day old chicks without any problems except a couple had pastey butt but this time around, i have a new experience. Any ideas or suggestions? Anything i can do? Thanks!
-FancyChiknGrl

I posted this thread earlier today and got a reply to post over here and to explain the symptoms.

The symptoms are:
Fast breathing, not standing, eyes closed, when i pick her up she opens her eyes but then closes them right back, not eating or drinking.
I did syringe feed her a little suagr water again and she did poop one time. Last night when i tried feeding her the sugar water, she kind of regurgitated it but she didnt today.
I also took her away from the others with her own food and water.
Sorry this post is so long, i just try to be thorough to get correct information. Thanks!
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At three weeks coccidiosis may be a problem. The symptoms are lethargy, not eating, sitting hunched over or puffed up, ruffled feathers, and diarrhea with mucus or blood. Corid is the treatment. Corid powder dosage is 1 1/2 tsp per gallon of water, while the liquid is 2 tsp per gallon. Sulmet or Sulfadimethoxine may be used if you cannot find Corid, but Corid is easier on them, and treats more strains
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Thanks, i appreciate the information and will keep it for future reference. The baby chick passed away last night.. I'm sad but relieved at the same time because i hated to see her suffer and didnt know what to do for her. Thanks again.
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Sorry for your loss.

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