Little girls are sick


In the Brooder
Sep 13, 2019
East Tennessee
Three of our six week old pullets are not moving around much and seem to be sick. They are eating and drinking. No mites,bound crops or anything obvious. I haven’t noticed any bloody droppings but I have started to treat for coccidiosis with Amprolium. We did introduce a new bantam cockerel three weeks ago which kinda makes me think possibly coccidia.also there is no signs of a respiratory illness.We separated them from the others. I have raised many chickens and have dealt with about anything they can come down with but I’m unsure of this one. I’m hoping to nip it before it gets worse. If you ladies and gentlemen have any advice I’m happy to listen
Is the bantam in with the chicks? How much amprollium (Corid) are you putting in the water? Can you give each of the weak chicks 0.1 ml of undiluted Corid twice a day. I think you did the right thing. Watch and report any runny droppings. Make sure that they are all drinking the Corid water. I would be putting 10 ml of the liquid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder Corid into each gallon of water, as the only water source for 5-7 days.
Yes I did put him in with them he was 12 weeks old at the time. He actually came from my cousin who does take very good care of her flock. That’s the only reason I did that even though I had my reservations about it. I am diluting 2 teaspoons per gallon of water and it’s the only water I have out for them. I also gave them ensure twice today and it seems to have perked them up. I have done this in the past with sick and weak chickens with great results from the boost of nutrition.
Ensure or other nutritional drinks might have too much sugar or lack the proper nutrients for a chick. Have you tried wetting some chicken feed for a few minutes, and then later offering a small amount of chopped egg, tuna or salmon? Sunflower seeds are good as well.
I checked up on the sugar content it was a good point but it’s only 15g per 8oz serving. I am giving them 2 tablespoons worth twice a day. As for the nutritional aspects it’s loaded with vitamins and mineral. I have used this in the past and I have always seen positive results. Unfortunately I have another pullet that’s showing symptoms. I did bleach the coup down yesterday afternoon with a 50/50 dilution and moved it to fresh grass. I can’t be positive but I think has to be something to do with the lil guy I introduced to the flock. He has no signs of it he is bouncing around being full of it like all Batam roosters

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