New member with sick 15 week old

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greylock, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. greylock

    greylock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been wanting a few chickens for years and finally built a coop ( 8X10) with a large 24 ft by 28 foot wired in pen and a smaller more secure pen on the other side of the coop. I hate to see them run totally loose as I also have a lot of hawks.
    I purchased 12 babies this spring and they are right around 16 weeks old now. ( Reds, Barred rocks and Production reds)
    One of the barred rocks seems a bit peeked yesterday. Tail down, eyes not wide open and a little lethargic. She does eat and is in good weight. Today she is opening her mouth and shaking her head as though she is trying to get rid of something in her mouth, I went out and bought some Duramycin-10 and just now put it in their drinking water. Is there anythiong else I should be doing. I am new to chickens but have owned and bred exotic birds in the past.

    It has been awfully hot here in Florida but the other girls seem to be fine right now.
     
  2. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm sorry to hear of your ill chicken. I hope things turn around for her. I'm sure someone will give you some ideas as to what could be wrong with her and how to fix it. Good luck![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, greylock! Great to have you aboard. [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your sick chick. Wish I could help. [​IMG] I'm sure someone on this site knows. Did you post on the injuries, diseases, and cures thread? More specialized knowledge there. Best of luck!!
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  6. bethgranberg

    bethgranberg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to byc! I am sorry to hear about your sick bird I also recently had a problem in my flock and have been doing a lot of searches on byc. What you describe could be gapeworm possibly..you may want to do a search on gapeworm also post your birds symptoms in the disease illiness forum. Perhaps it could be an impacted crop.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Good advice given. Good luck with her [​IMG]
     

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