OK so I have this cute buff that is my favorite. I bought her at a local farmer. the other buffs are growing so well but not her. She stopped eating some days ago and all she will do is stay at the corner and tuck her head in. I have started her on antibiotics and also on probiotics vitamins ect nothing is working. Symptoms started after the first day I let them play in the grass a little bit. she seems to be very cold all the time as she looks to hide under the other chicks. What can I do for her? I am a newbie and I have my heart on this one, she is absolutely the cutest and I just want to help her.
Help # 3 week old buff orpington not stopped eating for 5 days and not doing well.
Can you post photos of your brooder setup and the chick?
Are you feeding chick starter and do they have access to a source of grit?
Is her crop empty or is it hard, swollen, squishy?
What antibiotics are you offering?
Is she fluffed up and lethargic?
What does her poo look like?
You may want to consider treating for Cocci, sometimes there is no bloody stool and dosing with Corid won't hurt.
Dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon
Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.
Afterwards give some poultry vitamins in the water for a few days, and a bit of plain yogurt for probiotics.
Edited by Wyorp Rock - 5/28/16 at 6:16am
thank you for all your helpful comments. I will try to post pictures as soon as possible. The antibiotic is a broad spectrum one the TCS gave me. Where do I find Corid Powder? Her poop is normal and no pasty butt. She just stays in the corner of the rubbermaid box all fluffed up with her head stucked in. I checked her crop and it was empty. So I made some yolk egg with some honey and some vitamin mix in there and hand fed her. She looks less lethargic now but still not well.
Happy to report that my buff made it. I started the corid treatment but things did not improve until I read somewhere that honey and yoghurt sometimes helps. Well I gave her only honey and yoghurt with some flax oil four times a day and after 3 days of treatment she started to eat on her own and now she is a ball of energy :) Ah the feeling when they make it :) :) :) Thanks for your help, reporting back just in case someone will experience the same issue :)