Help! Sick BC Marans chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nitrostreak, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Jackson County
    This morning I went out to check on my babies, and found this little girl sitting WAY too still. A few moments later, my sister informed me she was like this last night as well.

    Moments ago, while I was trying to warm her up in case that was the problem, I noticed some discharge coming from her beak and nostrils. She had been beside the waterer when I picked her up, so I suppose that could have been just water, but I am really worried about her right now! Could this be a respiratory illness?


    Don't know if the pic helps at all, but I figured it couldn't hurt [​IMG]

    She's also a lot smaller than the rest of my Marans.
  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    it could be a respritory desease
    can you get her to eat/drink?
    make sure you clean out the brooder really well.
    and try to keep the chicken seperated from the rest
    it could also be coccidiosis check for blood in there droppings (or it's droppings)
    symptoms of coccidiosis are these;
    - a huched look (seen in the picture a little bit)
    - ruffled feathers
    - not eating ( but still drinking)
    - blood in poo
    are they on medicated feed? if it is coccidiosis there are many treatments for it
    see if she will take any yogurt if you have it on hand (yogurt is a probiotic that may help fight the desease. it seemed to help my chicks get better.
    good luck!

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