I have a very sick bantam chick that is 7 weeks old.
"Her" name is Smudgie, and she is my daughters absolute favorite. On the very first day, when the box of identical looking chicks arrived she looked at this one and said, "That's my favorite!" I asked how she could tell her apart and she said, "See her eyeliner? It's a little smudged." Ever since then she's been called Smudgie. Even when she was still in the brooder she'd run right up to my daughter whenever she saw her! They have a very special bond.
Unfortunately, Smudgie is now very ill. Here's a history of her illness:
We have a bunch of chicks 6-7 weeks old, sharing a tractor that is moved regularly, usually daily. When I fed them Saturday morning I noticed 3 hanging back and they looked hunched. I brought them inside to figure out what was going on and also looked over everyone else and found one other sightly hunched chick, so brought him in as well. They had some red in their stools so I assumed cocci and started them on Corid. I also treated the rest of the chicks in the tractor. All the chicks I brought in ate and drank well and had stuffed crops by evening. They seemed more active too.
More to follow... have to feed Smudgie now!