Ill chick and spreading

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spook, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so bummed. Grace is about as last night, looking very weak and uninterested in anything - just hanging out under the heat lamp..... but, frankly, I was surprised to find her alive at all.
    Worse though, is that I think Eleanor may be coming down with the same thing. Although plump and healthy looking, she is much more subdued than the rest of the chicks today. I had already started keeping an eye on her yesterday as I thought she was a little quieter than usual and today it seems more pronounced. She is eating and looks semi-normal but is definitely not 100% and is doing more standing around inactive looking like a chicken clump. Particularly in the morning they are usually all eager for fresh food etc. but she's only semi-interested.
    Should I put all the chicks on the Sulmet antibiotic water for two or three days? I also have the terramycin... not sure which is better to use.... which tastes better??
    Anyway, this is so depressing - bad enough to have one sick chick, intolerable if it starts to spread more.....

    This is a friend of mine that is having issues closely resembling Cocci except their droppings are very normal. Also she feeds them regularly/daily live culture yogurt. 7 weeks old, doing fine up until recent and went into that "vulture" stance. No wheezing, coughing nor breathless. Always clean water, feed and no real color changes (blue/gray), no swollen face or eyes.
    Any clues??? As you read above, she has them on sulmet, isolated the 1st ill bird. I hope she will read this as I'll be away from the computer!
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys. FYI chick is dead, so Mods, you can remove this.

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