lathargic chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandra1, May 8, 2009.

  1. sandra1

    sandra1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 14 day old chick that is lathargic. She is just sitting in the bottom of the cage acting very mellow. She has been one of my very active girls so I though she is probable a roo. Well this morning she is acting very different. I did see her eating a little but thats it. I am going to isolate her and chech her poop but I was just wondering if anybody has an idea of whats wrong?
     
  2. sandra1

    sandra1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to mention that she seems to be acting like she is going to fall over and her feathers seemed to be a little poofed up.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a prelude to cocci. That's what mine did right before she started pooping blood. Have they had access to the ground at all yet? If they have, i would guess that's what you've got.

    I went ahead and treated everyone with Corid for 5 days, and all the problems were gone.

    Someone else may have better suggestions.
     
  4. sandra1

    sandra1 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, they have only been in the brooder. I did give her some vit E and some vitamin B complex and a homeopathy remedy of Calicarea Carb. She seems to be doing a very little bit better but I am trying to figure it out so I can treat the rest.
     

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