1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

i need immediate help !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rameen, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. rameen

    rameen Hatching

    1
    0
    7
    Nov 22, 2015
    my chick is very sick.. his head is dropping below.. and eyes closed.. he has become really very thin . i cannot find tetracycline at the local store.. i need immediate help.. what should i give him ???
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    34,111
    9,443
    701
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. How old is the chick? Is his neck twisted down, or is he just holding it down because he is so weak? Is he eating or drinking, and does he have any diarrhea or blood in his droppings? I would give him water containing electrolytes and vitamins, and try giving him some egg bits to eat along with his feed. In young birds coccidiosis can be very common. The symptoms are diarrhea, lethargy, hunched posture, and not eating. Corid or amprollium is the treatment given in the water.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by