Need help!! Sick or cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigspringshatchery, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some chicks that are between 8-10 weeks old. They've been on the ground for about 2 weeks. This morning I went out and they were huddled in a corner with their heads pulled back and they kinda had their chest feathers puffed out. Today was the first cold morning. It was 33 at 8. Are they sick with cocci or a respiratory infection or just cold. I put corid in their water just in case.
     
  2. sumatra

    sumatra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they are just cold. Watch their little beaks for runny noses, though. Sometimes the stress will make them sick.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it is coccidiosis you should see improvement in 24 hours, in my experience. You don't have to have bloody stools for it to be cocci.
    http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/coccidiosis.html

    Corid dosage: (scroll down for moderator's message)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=93210

    Once they are fully feathered they should not be shivering or standing puffed up, huddling and looking sick. If they have been out of the brooder for a couple of weeks, sounds like perfect timing for cocci. Perfect age too.

    Coccidiosis doesn't have a respiratory component.
     

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