Chick w/ weird poo(with pics), acting lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Winter1, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an andalusion chick who is about 4 weeks old. She has been vaccinated for coccidiosis and mericks. She has been acting lethargic and her poop sometimes looks like there's a giant worm! I have her and the 2 chicks inside and their heat pad cave is at 80( because I was told to raise the temperature) Please help! Thanks!
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  2. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks very strange indeed.

    For starters, try giving her some water-soluble vitamins. This will not cure her but I find that it is a good practice to give sick birds a little vitamin boost to help them in the recovery process.

    Secondly, I would take some of her poop to a vet to see if they can run a test on it. A lot of diseases/parasitic infestations can be diagnosed this way. The vet should be able to prescribe a treatment.

    Wish I could be more specific...I've never seen anything like that before. Is she eating and drinking?

    Best of luck,
    ~Gresh~
     
  3. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah she has been eating and drinking.
     
  4. copper2

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    Maybe worms?
     
  5. Winter1

    Winter1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is actually doing better! I hadn't even taken her to the vet and yet she is just fine. I'm so happy she is ok. But thank for all the responds anyway! :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016

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