chicks that are sick HELP IN NEED MORE INPUT. PLEASE READ

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by adorable, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few chicks that are 1 week old. The other day i had one that was sleeping by it self and sleeping alot and when it would stand it will hang its head down as if it was very week and it wings would droop down. It died a few days later. I just that it was smaller than the rest that something wasnt right inside. But now i notice a few other ones are doing the same. I dont want to loose any more. Any advise what is going on and what to do.
     
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  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Have you found any bloody poo in the brooder? It sounds like coccidiosis to me.
     
  3. adorable

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    no
    I think it is paratyphoid
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Oooh that would be bad.
    Did they come from a hatchery? If so, the hatchery would need to know that.
    What symptoms make you think it is paratyphoid?
     
  5. adorable

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    no, they didnt. I hatched from eggs.I got the eggs shipped in. It is very common. THey are in quarintine..Someone else that knows a bit about this please step in. What antibiotic do i use. Or should I?
     
  6. adorable

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    Quote:The symptoms that i mention is in the first post. I looked it up and that what the results are.
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If it is in fact paratyphoid, Terramyacin is suggested to treat it-it says many strains are untreatable, though.
    Please be careful, because apparently it can be transmitted to humans as well.
    Good luck to you.
     
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    yes i read that. I wore gloves when i clean them today.I hope it is NOT what they said it was. But nobody is answering on here. I need more input. I have lots of other birds. I am very concerned.
     
  9. BlueMoon

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    I don't know if you can use Terramycin or many other antibiotics on chicks. Is it possible they are too hot?
     
  10. adorable

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    well so far it is just the one chick. It is still the same nor worst nor better. The rest of them are ok so far. I put in the tetracycline. The instructions say for the whole pkg. I put in 2 teaspoon in a small water container. I am not sure if it is this paratyphoid..But all the symptons leads to it. I guess i will now more tomorrow.
     
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