My Cuckoo Silkie is sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by msusiemax, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. msusiemax

    msusiemax Out Of The Brooder

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    She has quit eating and acts real weak. Called the Vet and he suggested Sulfameth which we picked up and are giving it to her now. Is there anything else I can do.? Not sure she will make it thru the night.
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    It sounds like your vet thinks she has coccidiosis. The most important thing is to get your chicken to drink the medication, even if you have to give some with a dropper or put the medicated water on her chicken feed.
     
  3. msusiemax

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    should I move her into the house and out of the weather. It is not cold here yet but we are expecting rain.
     
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    You should treat your other chickens for coccidiosis at the same time. If one has it, the others may. If she is acting cold and huddling she may need a heat lamp or to come inside.
     
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    we lost her this morning.
     
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    none showing any signs but we treated all our chickens today (200). Moved her inside but it was a little too late I guess.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. Are your other chickens doing okay?
     
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    All have been treated with meds and so far so good.
     

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