help! my chick is dying!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mich9510, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all day my 6 week old cemani has been just standing in the corner of the brooder hunched over, sick looking. shes hardly moving and closing her eyes a lot. a little wobbely. now she cant stand up at all. she's always been significantly smaller than the other chicks in her flock. but has bumbled around pecking and scratching until today. I felt her crop, there doesn't seem to be anything in it at all. my husband said she was eating a few hours ago... she just pooped on me and its liquid and mostly white with small black 'chunks' in it. breast bone is very prominent belly is firm but not hard. does anyone have any ideas? please respond I feel she will pass soon but I still want to know why.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I would suspect coccidiosis at that age. Esecially with the breast bone sticking out
     
  3. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the others are perfectly fine. I've separated her from her flock mates. I know shes not going to make it but is there anything I can buy to treat the others?
     
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    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and there is no blood in any of their stool...if it is coccidosis should I wait for the others to show symptoms before treating?
     
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    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I have had many many many cases of coccidiosis with no blood in the stool. I personally would treat the entire bunch with corid or amprolium.
     
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    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Corid Powder dose is 1.25 1.5tsp per gallon and the corid liquid dose 8 to 10cc per gallon
     
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    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my little one died that night.....sad. all other poultry seem fine with normal looking stools. I was going back and forth between should I treat with corid or not. I've decided to treat just to be safe. Thank you.
     

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