I'm still seeking solutions for this chick, and I headed up to the feed store this morning to see what they suggested. I talked to the gal who is in charge of their chicks, and she is very, bery good, and she recommended I try an antibiotic.
I came home with a 6.4 Oz. bag or Duramycin-10 (Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder). The directions for diluting it are for large batches, and I am looking for confirmation about that...
The recommended dosage is 10 mg/pound of body weight. The chick we are discussing weighs about 1/2 pound.
100 gallons of water with one packet, makes 100 gallons @ 100 mg of tetracycline. If we divide everything by ten, including the weight of the powder, we get this:
.64 ounces of powder in 10 gallons of water should equal the same 100 mg of tetracycline, correct? If not, what is?
That's still a lot, so dividing by ten again, yields:
.07 ounces of powder in one gallon of water should yield 100 mg of tetracycline.
The chick is eating a little and drinking water. She is lethargic and lays under the light sleeping. Her poo is a bright green color with plenty of white urine salts on it. She still has no discharges, no swellings and not sign of mites or lice. Her breathing is not raspy like it was the other day.
I'll wait a bit to see if I get a reply here, and if not I guess I will wing it with the above dilution figures and hope for the best.
Edited by Chieftain - 2/28/10 at 11:40am