I have sick babies with diarrhea.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mudderhen, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help. I have had several orp. babies develop diarrhea and die. It's not pasty butt, but they do have alot of poo under their vent. That's why I called it diarrhea. They become lethargic and three have died. No other symptoms. they are about 4-5 weeks old, I hatched them myself, and except for a couple of very supervised outings in the yard, they have been in the house. I think one or twomay have had blood in their stool. Can anyone tell me what this is and if there is anything I can do about it?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    What are you feeding them?

    Diarrhea is watery droppings, which is different from pasty butt.

    Always isolate any that may be ill.

    If you feed treats, stop them for a few days, and give them feed only. Make sure they have fresh water. You could try putting some apple cider vinegar with the mother in the water.

    Check if this is helpful.. about coccidoisis
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=90731
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2008
  3. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I've been searching and I found a post from Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain and her pics with what she describes is what my birds have. I don't have any amprol, but I did start them on sulmet water. Maybe this will help until I can get some of the amprol.
     

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