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Sick peachick

 

I have 3 1 1/2 weeks old peachicks and 2 have died and the had poop all around their  buttshey have never been on the dirt and have been on Probios &medicated food.Can any tell me hat to do to save the last one?Here is a picture

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Is a vet a possibility? If not, probably best to start Corid. Do you have Corid?

-Kathy
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And clean it's butt.

-Kathy
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I had a couple chicks that passed cheesy looking yellow stools that looked like curdled yolk from the egg sac.  They were some among others that also had red, swollen bellies which were slow to absorb -- that suggested some mushy chick or omphalitis, and these were chicks that had not necessarily absorbed all the yolk sac before hatching.  I treated with entederm rubbed all over the belly, baytril (diluted to an appropriate, weight calculated dosage) and washing behinds as necessary.  Some lived, a couple died -- but I think one that died also ingested some medical tape which blocked the intestine.

 

Mushy chick has a mixed outcome -- perhaps better if multiple antibiotics are used.  Has the chick absorbed the yolk sac yet?  Could also be some version of pasty butt.

 

Giving supportive care (pedialyte, liquid food through syringe or crop feeding, chopped hardboiled egg) can help.  Watch to see if it is eating and drinking, get a weight on it.  If it's mushy chick, antibiotics may help.  I think the entederm rubbed on the belly helped a lot for mine, idk if that would work for anyone else.  It's a prescription antibiotic ointment with steroid & antifungal, apparently it used to be called Panalog before it went generic.  My vet loves the stuff -- originally gave it to me for the dog :rolleyes:

-- The Accidental Peahen
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I clean their butts and also feed them with a syringe but I think I was to late with the corid and lost 2 but started the other one on it because after the died he would not eat so I put a little chick in with it and he had a little starting around his butt and now he is doing fine

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