12 Week Old Cochin - Lethargic and Poopy Bum

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by memechick, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lilly is a 12 week old Blue Cochin ... 2 days ago was running around with her flock mates happy go lucky. Yesterday I came home from work and she was sitting in the corner of the pen by herself. I walked over to her and she let me pick her up (unusual). She looks like she has the "blues" and does want to mingle with the others. I checked her out .. not lice or mites but has a poopy butt .... messy feathers around her vent. Yellowish. Is this a sign of worms? I cleaned the coop and pen and did not see any unusual poops. Is she too young for Wazine? I cannot find any Valbazen in the area so I did order some online today but that won't be in for a week. I'm worried. She is just sitting at the door of the coop by herself. She is not really interested in her food. She did eat some corn muffin.
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It's hard to say what;s wrong. But I would start with cutting all those dirty feathers off. Is her crop normal? Give her anything she'll eat for now. Wazine is fine for now. Did you think of coccidiosis? 4 months is a bit old but not unheard of.
     
  3. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe or ok to treat for both coccidiosis and worms at the same time?
     
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    Yes. But I would start treating the cocci right away.
     
  5. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the response. I really appreciate it. Should I treat the four others in the coop? Should I isolate Lilly?
     
  6. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing some research on coccidiosis and it says that they should be showing blood in their poop. I haven't seen any blood. I actually haven't seen any diahrea ..... but yet her feathers around her vent are all yucky..... and she's seems "off". Should I still treat with Corid?
     
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  8. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seminolewind ......... thank you so much !! I will do exactly what you suggested.
     
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    Please let us all know how it goes.
     
  10. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having a hard time trying to get the Corid / water solution into her. She will not drink on her own so I am trying to use an eye dropper but she will not open her beak. She hardly opens her eyes now. I think I might have gotten a few drops into her .. by pouring a few drops along her beak ... I did she her move her beak a few times when I did that. How do you open their beaks so that I can get more of this medication into her? OMG ... I feel horrible .. I''m seeing her deteriotate in front of me and I feel helpless. I have her in the house now. Is there another way to get this medication into her before its too late????
     

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