Does anybody know what this is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Burton Wyandotte 601, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Burton Wyandotte 601

    Burton Wyandotte 601 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey I have 2 sick chicks, and I have no idea what is wrong with them or if its contagious? They get fresh water and food daily, along with greens. And their pen is very ventelated, so they have plenty of fresh air. And its been raining most of the week with a tem around 70-75, so its not dust. If anybody has any idea I will very, very much appreciate it. Thanks.[​IMG]
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    This is the two of them. Sorry if the pictures are'nt to good.
     
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  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    A description of symptoms might be helpful. "Sick" could be anything.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I think it might help if you could list their symptoms-there are some really smart people on here that can help you out if they have good information-can't tell a whole lot from the picture.

    Good luck with your birds.[​IMG]
     
  4. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I had a chicken do that with their head and they were cold. Not sure if that helps, but I would try and warm it up a bit for them
     
  5. Burton Wyandotte 601

    Burton Wyandotte 601 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about that, The barred rock just stands there like this, and the mix moves around a little bit more. But their symptoms are almost the same. They just stand there while everybody else is moving about.
     
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  6. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be parasites of some kind. I had one with cocci that looked like that. Do they have bloody poo?
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I was wondering that as well. Looks like they are just kinda standing around with their feathers fluffed out.

    How old are they?
     
  8. Burton Wyandotte 601

    Burton Wyandotte 601 Out Of The Brooder

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    There about a couple of months, I looked and did'nt find any mites or the such.
     
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  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    my first guess is cocci, any blood in their poop? try adding some powdered milk to their feed and yogurt pro-biotic mash: starter feed, yougurt (the real kind) some shredded apple, and butter milk. Mix all together and feed. See if that helps.
     
  10. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knoxville, TN
    My chicks got cocci around the same age. No symptoms other than puffed up like that and not moving. Some had blood in their poop but I had two die that didn't. If you see any blood it's most likely cocci. You can treat it with sulmet or corid(?) ... do a search on here for cocci and you'll get tons of info
     

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