5 week old chick dripping urine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2pollitos, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. 2pollitos

    2pollitos New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Feb 12, 2014
    Hi,
    I have a 5 week old chick who is clearly sick and is dripping urine. His poop is running but I'm not sure if that is from the dripping urine or runny on its own. He was raised with another chick who is doing just fine. The sick chick stands there wobbly with his eyes closed, looking very sick.

    Does anyone know what this could be?

    Thanks.
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like coccidia. You need to start this chick on Corid .... IMMEDIATELY !

    Treat all of your chicks. Your chick is not leaking pee. He has diarrhea. Chickens do not pee.
     
  3. 2pollitos

    2pollitos New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Feb 12, 2014
    Thanks! The poor little guy looks so sick. Is Corid common and easy to find? Can I use any form of amprolium?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have a Tractor Supply near you?
     
  5. 2pollitos

    2pollitos New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Feb 12, 2014
    No, unfortunately. I can try feed stores or a pharmacy. Perhaps they will have it if it is common.
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

    5,567
    847
    376
    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Amprolium is usually used at low dose for prevention in feed, but can be used for treatment in correct doses. I believe corid is more effective though for treatment.

    As this can wipe out your chicks very fast get them started on Corrid (or amprolium if you don't have access to corid) ASAP
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

    5,567
    847
    376
    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Most feed stores generally carry it
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    57,807
    14,051
    751
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    It's usually in the cattle section. Sulmet is another, but not as effective.

    -Kathy
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    3,971
    317
    233
    Jan 17, 2013
    California
    Corid is amprollium which might go under the name Amprollium or Amprol or Corid it is the SAME medication just different names depending on the area you live in. Hope this helps you find it! Also I have a question? Chickens don't pee they have u rates (the white cap on the poop) do you mean he's dripping poop?
     
  10. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

    5,567
    847
    376
    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Awesome. So they are the same stuff!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by