banSick Frizzle chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Remudamom, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up some banties at a farm store this week. Last night I noticed the frizzle had poop packed around his hind end, so I washed it with some warm water and returned him to the brooder. This morning his eyes were shut tight, so again, more warm water and returned him to the brooder.

    The water has electrolytes and the feed antibiotics. I've dipped his beak for him in the water since he seems to have stopped drinking, and later I saw him pecking a bit at the feed.

    All the other chicks seem fine and healthy. What can I do for him?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    32,512
    1,300
    521
    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    When you wiped his bottom, did he poop?

    I would just make sure to keep the vent clean and other than that, it sounds like youa re doing everything you can.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I haven't seen him poop yet, but this afternoon he did look a bit better. He was standing up, pecked at some food a bit and he was keeping his eyes open. I keep dipping his beak in the water because I figure it won't hurt him.

    I don't want to get my hopes up, but he did look better. He's my only Frizzle, I hope he makes it.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    32,512
    1,300
    521
    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    I hope he makes it too.

    With his bottom clear, he should get better. Like having a major case of constipation. All you need is little unplugging. [​IMG]
     
  5. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the help, he didn't make it but everyone else seems very healthy and happy.
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    :aww Sorry :aww

    ~Rebecca
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by