8 week old chick, very sick, poop pic included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chics in the sun, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to save an 8 week old chick that has become very thin and lethargic. I thought it was worms, so on Saturday I gave them all Wazine. The next day she was running around at first, but then I noticed her sitting in the corner, and she had a few peck-marks so I isolated her in a cage indoors. She has steadily declined and is now doing nothing but sleeping. I took a picture of her poop in the hopes that it might help identify what is going on. She will drink and eat a tiny bit if I put her beak in it, but has not eaten on her own. I have given her sugar water and then water with molasses in it, in case it was moldy feed or something. (which I would think they would all be sick if that were the case). I looked up everything I could, but if anyone has any other suggestions please let me know. I may also pick up antibiotics tomorrow.
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  2. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks almost blackish maybe a hint of blue, black could mean blood in the stools, i would get her on sulmet ASAP, it will treat cocci + most infections in the intestines, other wise maybe some charcoal in her feed, it will help bind toxins made by things they eat or infections
     
  3. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It was too late by this morning. She just didn't seem to be processing any food. I will do a check of all the poop in the roost are, and maybe treat everyone with sulmet if I see any more blackish (it was definately black). We have also had a lot of rain these past few weeks, so moldy food might have been a culpret. [​IMG]
     

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