Droopy, hot chicken 7-8 weeks old...please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Creativedogma, May 3, 2009.

  1. Creativedogma

    Creativedogma Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi- I have a 7-8 week old Cuckoo Marans chick. He is droopy, sleeping alot & he feels hot.

    I'm in AZ & while it is warm here he & the other chicks have lots of water, shade etc...the other chicks are not hot & seem fine. No one is panting.

    I gave him Nutri Drench straight a few minutes ago. He & the chicks have an electrolyte boosted H2O. One of the chicks, maybe him has poop that looks reddish brown. I wouldn't say its bloody, but it's not normal chicken poop color. His breathing is not raspy.

    I appreciate any help & suggestions. Thanks !
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you do not feed medicated feed, I imagine it is cocci. Treatment is Corid (amprolium, the ingredient in medicated feed.)

    Could also be worms, actually a bunch of other things, but at that age and if not on medicated feed, I would assume cocci.

    After the Corid treatment, they need some probiotic -- yougurt, organic ACV, etc.
     
  3. Creativedogma

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    Thanks...I thought it was probably Cocci. Went to feed store today & got meds. Switching over to medicated food also.

    Thanks for your feedback.

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