4 weeks, hunched, tail down, and now limping , day 4

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freefly, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    I have two chicks 4 weeks old.
    They are raised free range with there mother hen.
    I feed them medicated starter chick feed.
    4 days ago one of them seamed hunched and not keeping up with the others.
    He was better on day 2 , 3 and today day 4, but now he is limping and still hunched with it tail down.
    Eats and drinks ok.

    I don't see blood in his stool but there is a redish or brownish color to it.

    Any ideas
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    My first thought is coccy for sure, even before you mentioned the stool color. (I've had birds before that I KNEW had it, without seeing blood in their stools.)

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