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Botulism in one Chick? Or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swampducks, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    It reads like botulism but so far he's the only one affected, he's got that limberneck thing and just lays there for the most part.

    He's one week old and all the chicks were vaccinated for mareks, they're eating medicated starter and the water has vitamins in it.

    He's not completely paralyzed he just falls over when he stops struggling.

    I've got him isolated, any ideas?

    Updated to add:

    There are now signs of blood in watery diarrhea.

    I've been syringe feeding vitamin water with an antibiotic. He is standing at times now and cheeping a little.

    Fingers crossed.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2008
  2. Yadichick81

    Yadichick81 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2008
    So what, happened is he still alive? Is his crop full?? that' what my chick died of.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yes, how is it going?
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    He's ALIVE!!!! [​IMG]

    We're not out of the woods yet but he's standing better now, not spinning so much (he's been spinning in circles always clockwise) and DH claims to have seen him drink a little water on his own.

    From the bloody poo I began to think cocci and as all the stores were closed by then and the antibiotic I had was mainly for respiratory dieseases (used a bit anyway) I found a thread where someone said an old time remedy was milk powder, 1/2 and 1/2 in the food so I threw some of that in.

    Today I am planning on getting to the feed store and seeing what they might have antibiotic wise and also getting more vitamin powder.

    Thanks for asking. [​IMG]

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