Lethargic polish chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephhassler, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. stephhassler

    stephhassler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white crested polish, 3 months old, not sure about weight. She won't stand. Just lays around. She will drink if I dip her beak in the water and she has eaten only a tiny bit of grower. She does have some feathers missing from the top of her head - but all the other polish do as well. I think someone in the flock likes to pick at their head feathers. Haven't changed anything recently in regard to food, water, coop. I don't use any insecticides, pesticides, etc. - nothing. She hasn't pooped since I put her in quarantine this morning but she did have a small amount of poop pasted on her bottom. I put some molasses in her water and dipped her beak a few times. Also went to the vet and he gave me some antibiotic shots to give her. Three shots once for three days. Any ideas? I have read so many posts about different diseases, not sure if there is any way to tell for certain. Her eyes are clear as is her nose. She is not panting or anything like that. In fact, she looks perfectly fine except that she won't stand. Thanks.
     
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  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Has she been on the ground. Was a fecal done at the vets? Was she ever wormed or treated for coccidia? What did the vet think was wrong with her for him to give you shots?
     
  3. stephhassler

    stephhassler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she's been on the ground. My girls all free range so she has been out and about with all the rest. No fecal done at the vet's office. He just sent me home with antibiotics probably because that was all he had to offer. I have never wormed or treated for coccidia.
     

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