Lethargic pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by llshine, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. llshine

    llshine Out Of The Brooder

    19
    1
    34
    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.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    28,989
    2,981
    471
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by