4-5 week old keet very ill

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lynseystone, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. lynseystone

    lynseystone Hatching

    Aug 19, 2013
    I have four 4-5 week old keets. Yesterday at noon they were all doing wonderfully in their chicken tractor. Around 3 I peeked out at them again and saw no problems. Then at 8 in the evening I checked on them again and one of them was lying on the ground not moving. I thought it was dead. :-(

    After looking around on the internet I "diagnosed" it with coccidia because it was pulling its head back, feathers ruffled, not eating or drinking, not moving at all, VERY lethargic... so I have been syringe feeding it a corid/water solution since 8 AM today. There hasn't been any blood in the poop that I have seen so far though, although it does have diarrhea... I have it separated from the other keets and they aren't showing any signs of trouble.

    Is there anything else I can do? It doesn't seem to be showing any improvement at all yet. :-(

  2. redstarfather

    redstarfather In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2013
    Land of Ooo
    You should call a vet over to take a look at her.
  3. cascaderox

    cascaderox In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2013
    Good idea taking her away form the others but I should seek some professional advice it sounds serious. Just I hope she will be ok

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