Chicken not acting right

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliejohnson805, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is about 8 weeks old. Noticed today her just standing in corner with eyes closed. Didn't even move when we put scraps out. She has moved a little and will drink water. Is this something I need to be concerned about?
     
  2. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless she is just having a nap then I would put her in a place where she can be closely monitored. It could be an issue that needs treatment.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    At 8 weeks, she could be sick with coccidiosis. The symptoms can include sleepiness, not eating, hunched or puffed up posture, and runny poops with mucus or blood. Corid ( amprollium) from the feed store is the treatment if you think that could be the problem. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water for 5 days. It is more common when there are chickens of all different ages together. Other possibilities are dehydration or being cold.
     

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