Lethargic pullet


In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
Grundy, Virginia
i just got three salmon favorelle pullets they were eight weeks old. I got them on the tenth of sept. I've got one that is the biggest fatest one, is acting very lethargic, it is still eating but besiepdes that it just stands around with its head tucked under its feathers. The other two are jumping from perch to perch and running around. . I don't know if anything is wrong with it or not, I'm willing to give anything a try.


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
At that age, and coming to new soil, I would guess the one has coccidiosis. Symptoms are lethargy, standing puffed up or hunching, diarrhea with or without blood, poor appetite, and ruffled feathers. Iw ould get some Corid (amprollium) from the cattle section of your feed store--either liquid or powder--and treat all of them for 5 days. Dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water. Afterward, give them several days of probiotics and vitamins in their water to help. If the sick one isn't drinking, you must give her the liquid with a dropper.

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