Good Evening all,
After recently losing our favorite 7 week old pullet,Princess, to smothering in a poorly designed coop by Horizon Structures (which I still need to contact them about), we decided to add more to our little flock and pick up 2 more chicks who were around 4 -5 weeks old. A polish and a Welsummer. Yesterday evening I noticed that 'summer' wasn't looking good, she was sleepy looking hardly eating and chirping a lot . I contacted the very friendly and knowledgable woman who I purchased her from at 6:30 am the next day when Summer still looked ill. She called me right away and I picked up Sumlet from her to give to the chicks. It's been about 2 days now since visable signs of sickness and Summer's not showing any signs of getting better. I haven't noticed bloody stool, so that may be a good sign? The woman told me it may 2 - 3 days for her to 'come back around'.
Has anyone had any success with treating their chicks for Coccidiosis? I just couldn't stand losing another one of my son's favorites.
Thanks for lending an 'ear'.