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Help, chick looking in poor condition

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ascott1978, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Joshua, Tx
    I have a three week old Blue orpington chick that has gotten sick. I have separated it the others. Cleaned the vent area and surrounding area with warm rag. Its vent is clear of all debris. I have started all the chicks on a low dosage of Terrimicin (spelling?). He is (was) in a wire hanging pen, no is in a doggy carrier until well enough to return.

    Symptoms: Red swollen vent (on verge of bleeding), white diarrhea, feathers nearly gone around vent and lower belly region, sneezes, stayed isolated in corner from others.

    Any thought or other actions I should try? I really don't want to lose this chick, it is one of only three BBS orpington hatched chicks.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I am not sure what to tell you, sounds like what you did is good. There is a list of disease symptoms and discriptions on the top as a sticky. Hope your chick gets better

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