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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by micstrachan, Jun 9, 2019.
1/2 tsp of liquid Corid per quart waterer or 2 tsp (10 ml) per gallon for 5-7 days. Dosage is the same for all chickens.
Thank you. I was too late. Rest in peace, Happy Cheeks. All waterers are getting Corid tomorrow. Hopefully I am ahead of it with the remaining three chicks.
Cashew didn’t seem to care that her chick was sick. Very sad. Poor little thing.
I’m not totally convinced it was coccidiosis. Figured that was most likely. Happy Cheeks didn’t do the standing around puffed up with eyes closed thing. She just VERY quickly got uncoordinated and weak. Almost seemed more neurological. But I’ve never seen coccidiosis at work first hand, so maybe it was that. With my son’s graduation Friday and company over tonight, I wasn’t paying as close attention as usual. She was up on the outdoor roost this morning with another chick and looked good. I let the flock out from the pen late this afternoon, and she was not with Cashew and the other babies. I went to rescue her and give her to her momma and she was having trouble negotiating the grass. Then she was stumbling using her wings and laid down on her side. After dripping Corid on her beak, she’d cycle through perking up (even to the point of eating once) and being unable to even hold up her head. Her legs got weird and stiff, too. I got these chicks for Cashew, not for me, but it’s still sad and I feel bad I was unable to help her. Crazy how quickly it happened. We also started a heat wave today, so that could have been a factor.
Is it possible Happy Cheeks had a nutrient deficiency and I killed her with the Corid? In retrospect, I FIRST gave her nutridrench, and THEN gave her Corid. She seemed to be bouncing back miraculously quickly, but then took a downturn and deteriorated equally rapidly. I absolutely HATE making deadly mistakes with my birds. Sigh. Or maybe she was just beyond saving.
Sorry for your loss. You did not kill her with Corid.
Thanks. It was very sad, but very quick and Cashew didn’t seem to care. I feel a little guilty saying this, but it was less sad than losing an adult hen whose personality I knew and worked with for months. I did learn from it, however.
• Be SUPER attentive, even when Mama has things under control.
• Use medicated feed if integrating early. The remaining three chicks are already integrated at less than three weeks old. They’re still in Cashew’s care, but the big girls are leaving them alone. I am happy to report that Dorothy is especially friendly and already jumps up on me!
Sorry for your loss. The NutriDrench was a good thing to give her before you started the Corid. Corid would not have caused her death.
So sorry for your loss, I recently lost one too.