Sorry to hear about your chicken. But your story has help me so to understand why the rest of my chicks attacked my now sick chicky..
I do wish you better luck with your other chickens. :)
Sorry to hear about your chicken. I have lost one this year and about to loose another. She had mites and it has blinded her and tonight she has a fit. I have her inside trying to do the best I can but I think I am loosing a fighting battle. Its very sad when all you want to do is have healthy happy chooks.
I just came across this feed as I currently have 2 11 week old chicks displaying these exact symptoms. One seems to be getting better while the other one just started having fits this morning. I can't find polyvisol anywhere in Canada does anyone know of an alternative treatment?
Also what causes the vitamin deficiency? I have my birds on premium grower they get veggie snacks every few days and I've had them all on electrolyte/vitamin water since my first chick started displaying symptoms 2 weeks ago. The affected chicks are from 2 different breeders so the only common denominator is me and I hate to think I'm causing the problem!
Any insight is much appreciated!
My Sweet Pea lost a lot of weight after her worst seizures. Her appetite comes and goes that's why I recommend crop feeding your chicken to make sure she gets proper nutrition, at least until her appetite comes back. Of course Sweet Pea is blind so it is even harder for her to get all she needs. At first crop feeding is a little hard and scary but soon becomes routine. I try to feed Sweet Pea 35ml four times a day, sometimes she only gets three. Even though I have probably fed her that way over a thousand times she still fights me every time. The crop feeding was a miracle. She quickly gained weight and was soon walking again.
If Gertie is having epileptic seizures she may stop walking at some point or walk very little and be wonky on her feet but with care she might come right back as strong as ever. Sweet Pea has had several periods of invalidism but so far she has gotten over every one.
If Gertie is not eating enough on her own definitely crop feed her. I do put baby vitamins in Sweet Peas food. Along with a Chinese herb I got from my vet that is suppose to help with her seizures. So far it seems to be working although it is hard to tell since her seizures seem to come in waves. It is called Dian Tang and she gets an 8th of a teaspoon over the course of the day. It is powdered so it is easy to mix with her food.
I hope this helps. Hugs and kisses to Gertie.