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lethargic chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lil lulu, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. lil lulu

    lil lulu Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sick baby! It went from acting fine to having diarrhea and being lethargic and even at times seems to be having convulsions. I have seperated it and for tonight have given it food with garlic mixed in even though it isn't touching it and have given it water with apple cider vinegar. I was able to syringe some of the water into it. Is there anything else I can do for tonight and anything I can get a the co-op tomorrow if it makes it through the night? Also I will be giving the other chicks garlic in their food and apple cider vinegar in their water too. Is their anything else I need to do for them to avoid it? I have one chick that is very docile and I am afraid if it gets sick I won't notice until it is to late.
     
  2. lil lulu

    lil lulu Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of the other chicks already has it but I have no clue which one. After I seperated them there was bloody runny stool on the fresh newspaper. They are all up and moving, eating, and drinking. I plan on going to get something first thing in the morning but have no clue what I need to do. Any and all advice is welcome.
     
  3. Jez Family

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    Sounds like coccidiosis. Google it.
     
  4. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, your poor babies! I'm no expert, but isolate any sick-looking ones and make sure they are eating and drinking. (maybe mash up food and make it a bit soft with water so it's easier for them to eat? I'm not sure what you are feeding them)
    Keep them warm...I hope someone more experienced can pitch in!
    Sorry, I can't help with the medication side of things.
    I hope they get better quickly!
    If it is coccidiosis, look it up on byc! There have been many cases of it reported on here before.
     
  5. lil lulu

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    I'm fairly certain that's what it is. I looked it up last night. I'm still not sure what all I am going to get but I'm fairly certain with the help of someone at the co-op I can find some medicine for them.
     
  6. lil lulu

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    I am truly heart broken. The one I knew was sick has died and I have found the other sick one because it is now really lethargic too. I seperated it and cleaned everything up again. Hopefully I can manage to save this one but with how quickly it took the other one I am afraid it is too long gone. I am planning on treating everyone for it including my older chicks even though they never came in direct contact. Thank God I never got around to introducing them to the chicken coop this week.
     
  7. Jez Family

    Jez Family New Egg

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    Corid is what I bought.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My Coop

    Powder dose = 1.5 teaspoon per gallon for 5 days, then 1/3 teaspoon for 7-14 days.
    Liquid dose = 2 teaspoons per gallon for 5 days, then 1/2 teaspoon for 7-14 days.

    Make fresh daily.

    Is the sickest one drinking? Did you get Corid powder or liquid?

    -Kathy
     
  9. lil lulu

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    The first one to get sick passed away during the night. The second one that was sickly is still able to get up and walk around and sometimes I can get it to drink a little bit. It was still eating as of last night but hasn't touched any food today. I got medicated food and mixed a little bit of yogurt and water in it to mush it up some to see it maybe it will eat that. I got the liquud form and accidentally mixed it way to strong to start off with bit quickly corrected it. I also noticed this afternoon that it had a solid poo so I'm hoping I caught it in time on this one.
     
  10. lil lulu

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    I was finally able to get it to eat a little bit. I had to rub its beak in the food and once it finally took a bite it took a couple more.
     

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