Help with 8 week polish with bloody poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickapeeps, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. chickapeeps

    chickapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four chicks all 8 weeks old. My two polish have bloody poops, one much worse than the other. The two Wyandottes have normal poops but much less active than usual. I started putting them outside about a week ago for several hours in a small pen since the weather has been so nice. Based on others' posts, I'm thinking they got cocci. I went to the feed store and picked up anitbiotics but they won't drink the water or eat their feed. All four just seem to huddle up together. They were all totally fine last night with normal poops.

    My question is if I should force them to drink. I've dipped their beaks in the medicated water several times but they don't continue on their own. Not sure what to do. We've got them inside with the heater keeping their room at 85.

    Any help is appreciated. We have an older flock too but we've never had a sick chick before [​IMG] I feel so helpless.
     
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Sulmet.. an anti cocciodistat.... Not just antibiotic... Get on it quickly..

    If they are with the adults this is why and you need to treat the adults as well as they are shedding.
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  4. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Antibiotic is the wrong thing. You need to get the correct medication and start treatment quickly or they will die.
     
  5. chickapeeps

    chickapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Feed store didn't have corid. They said to give them Duramycin-10. Will this work? Not other stores are open.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

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  7. chickapeeps

    chickapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything I can do until the morning when something opens? Will yogurt or DE help until tomorrow? Anything?
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't know if DE would help or not. As for yogurt and scrambled eggs, those are always good treats for sick ones.

    Please keep us updated!

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    They might not feel like eating too much, since the coccidiosis apparently gives them cramps.
     
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  9. chickapeeps

    chickapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to reply the older flock is about a year old but they are separated.

    I will have to find some Corid in the morning and I will treat all of them. I just hope tomorrow's not too late. I'm not going to sleep at all tonight.
     
  10. chickapeeps

    chickapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    When i woke up this morning, they were all asleep and looking very tired but now they are up and moving a little more but feed store doesn't open until 9 [​IMG] i hope they can make it!
     

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