fluffed scruffy chick....PICS ADDED PLEASE HELP .... MY SONS NOT HAPPY

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amydurose, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a chick a few weeks ago whos about 5 - 6 weeks old, She had bloody stools and I treated her with Coxoid. I think shes better now but shes still very fluffed up. Is this normal or is she still sick?
     
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  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have her on medicated feed? She should stay on that a while. Being puffed up is a sign of being cold. She may still be sick.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    What's the temp in the brooder? What is it eating? What does the stool look like now?

    It does sound like there is still a problem, but I can't guess without details. [​IMG]
     
  4. amydurose

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    The temp in the brooder is abot 90 beacause there are smaller chicks in there with her, Its dropping to 85 on Friday. I know shes older and doesnt need as much heat but I only have one brooder. Its plenty big enough for her to move out of the heat though. I dont really know exactly how old she is Im guessing 5 weeks at the youngest.. The lady on the farm had one stray chick and she gave it to my son. ( I would have said no but my son was so excited). Shes eating organic chick crumbs and she eats loads. Im from UK and I havent found medicated feed anywhere. Just finding the coxoid was difficult. Its not licenced for chickens over here only pigeons. Her poop is sloppyish but definatly no blood. She seems ok in herself she just looks messy and scruffy.

    Oh I also give her ACV.
     
  5. amydurose

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    Here are some quick pics


    the tops of her eyes look a bit wet
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    you can see fluffed up wings
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    the brownish marks are poop [​IMG] I dont want to wash her if shes sick
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  6. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe I would give her some chopped, hard boiled eggs (for the extra protein) and add Poly-Vi-Sol without iron to her drinking water. She may just be weak from the illness, and needs to gain her strength back
     
  7. amydurose

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    Im giving the hard boiled eggs and will find the other thing you mentioned , she jusrt doesnt seem sick. Its odd

    this is her from behind. she looks like shes been electrocuted

    [​IMG]
     
  8. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like she hasn't gotten all her feathers yet. Beyond that, is she still puffed up? Puffed up is coccida. Otherwise, she just needs to grow feathers in.

    I don't know. [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    She may still be too hot; this causes what you describe, and more. Have you checked the temp in the cooler part of the brooder?
     
  10. amydurose

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    Ive been out and bought another heat lamp and now shes in what i bought as a guinea pig cage but didnt use. The temp is about 85 in the hottest part. Im going to drop it slightly tomorrow. I didnt want to drop her all of a sudden. Hopefully thats what it is. The problem I have is Ive no idea her age. ( if she is a she)
     

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