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Mucus Poop? Baby chick NOT gaining weight....

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Hi all, 

 

  Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area... not sure if it's an emergency or not! This is our first time raising baby chicks. We picked up 5 chicks on Monday afternoon from a NPIP local farm/breeder. All seemed good until after we arrived home (a 2 hour drive). Our silver laced wyandotte is approximately 2-3 weeks old and has always been a bit slower (not as quick to find the mealworms, easy to catch, etc)... she eats well and drinks well, likes to forage outside with the other girls, etc. However, she just seems a little "off" compared to the other girls (1 buff orpington, 1 easter egger, 1 olive egger, 1 delaware.) She definitely takes more naps than the others, but I'm not sure if it's just her personality. Today, I noticed her poop is a bit watery, mucus-like, a hint of yellow, the brown is more like ground beef... no blood at all. Didn't look like worms or anything either. Is this anything to be concerned about? Should we treat and if so, what do you recommend? Thank you!

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It wouldn't hurt to give them all a round of Corid in their water to treat for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp of the powder per fallon of water for 5 days. Then give some plain yogurt in their food, and some poultry vitamins for a few days in the water to get the gut bacteria back in order.
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Thanks for your reply, Eggcessive! Today, she has been losing weight and color at an unbelievable rate. The poop is watery, but no signs of worms, blood, etc. She has been eating and drinking well, but is not putting on any weight. Her wings are too big for her body and her legs are so skinny. She wants the heat lamp and warmth more than anything else. The other 4 chicks I have (3 a few days younger and 1 a week or so younger) are all doing well, growing fast, eating and drinking well... normal poop. Is there anything I can do for her at this point? 

 

EDIT: 

Her poop is almost egg like... the yellow and white look kind of like a cooked egg. Not sure if that helps or not. 


Edited by OneDarlingChick - 5/14/16 at 4:40pm
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Her poop today...



Edit to add photo:
Her size compared to the others...

Edited by OneDarlingChick - 5/14/16 at 4:42pm
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Have you started any Corid in the water? I would treat her for possible coccidosis right away.
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