Need help I have a not feeling well BG

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crzychicken, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Help I have a 9 week old BG that seems a little under the weather, she is out and about but is laying down alot and real quite. They did get out of their pen and was around some old cedar wood chips there were some funny looking mushrooms around the cedar,it look like they didn't touched any of them but I'm not positive if they did or did not.
    Anyone know what I should do or give her? The others seem fine.

  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    separate her from the rest in case she is sick start her on antibiotics just in case she is sick wont hurt
  3. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    Quote:Cedar releases a fume that is toxic to chickens. That is why people on this site tell others to not use cedar shavings as litter and to not use cedar wood to build a coop/run/tractor/etc. Maybe being close to the cedar chips is what has made your chicken sick? Yet again maybe not if they are old, but if you are sure that none of the mushrooms were touched it might be a possibility.
  4. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Thank you for the Info. This form is great! She seems better tonight. ? What type of antibiotics. She is only 9 weeks old.

    The Cedar chips are very old 5 years or so and don't smell at all, they were put under a bush.
    I will be taken them out tomorrow.
    What can I put on top to cover all the tiny pieces?? I'm a newbie didn't realize they are good at sneakin through fence or flying over them.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Putting a chicken on antibiotics without identifying an illness is not a good Idea.

    If the ill effects are from the cedar, antibiotics won't help, it can kill off probiotic organisms that are beneficial.

    Seperate it from the rest of the flock and watch it closely for symptoms, keep a check on how much it eats and drinks, give a vitamin suppliment such as aviacharge 2000 or poly-vi-sol.
  6. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Songster

    Jun 28, 2007
    coastal South Carolina
    Quote:I'm with rooster-red on avoiding the antibiotics without a diagnosis and on separating the pullet to watch her.

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