4 wk chick, listless, keeping eyes closed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by imelfamily, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. imelfamily

    imelfamily New Egg

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    We have a 4 week od chick that became very listless, and started keeping her eyes closed most of the time. One died yesterday morning. It came on fast. Now another is showing the sames signs. Listless, sleeping all the time. When I come in and check on them, she will start walking around, but keeps her eyes closed as much as possible.

    I've changed their bedding, feed, and added antibiotics to their water based on information I found on the internet. I've hand watered the sick chick with the medicated water, and she is starting to eat, but still with her eye's closed. Any idea's of what this is or if I'm treating it right??
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. imelfamily

    imelfamily New Egg

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    Is it Sulmet for that?? I have that handy.
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sulmet will work. Just get the dosage right as it's pretty strong and be prepared to provide probotics once treatment is over to restore their gut flora.
     
  5. imelfamily

    imelfamily New Egg

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    Thank you. I haven't heard of probotics or gut flora. Are probotics usually available where you get the sulmet and antibiotics?
     
  6. thechickeneer97

    thechickeneer97 Out Of The Brooder

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    proabably coccidiosis. i used to have problems with it until i started using medicated feed. maybe that'll help in the future.[​IMG]
     

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