Chick issue-Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Northwood Silkies, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
    Hi, I have some Silkie chicks that were hatched two days ago and one of the chicks kinda has one eye shut and keeps on swallowing. I noticed there is liquid in it's mouth or throat and it's like the chick keeps on trying to swallow it down and it won't stay down.
    Any ideas? Should i give it some Duramycin-10 in the water? If so, what would the dosage be for a quart size waterier?

  2. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    Bump for the chickie, does this sound like cocci anyone?
  3. aveca

    aveca Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Waverly, NY
    It sounds like they might not be drinking very well, you might need to get the eye dropper and help a little if they start to fail..they sell packets of electrolytes with and feeds with anti-ciocci meds that give chicks a good start , most farm and tractors keep them in med department. Manna pro makes a very good feed with , Its sort of like a feed innoculation for that disease. I always keep antibiotic packs around as a just in case... If electrolyts dont perk them up then one or 2 might need to be isolated and given the antibiotic in water..I know the dosage is confusing on the packet, I had always wished it said 2 tablespoons to a gallon instead of metric mesurment
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    check for pasty butt... if it has this... clean it.. It will be backed up and unable to eat or drink.... hope this helps... bump

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