Peachicks, Medications and Math

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Looks like I have a sick one. :( Not sure what it has, but I'm gonna guess that it's been sick for quite some time.

    Current weight is 116 grams, but weight should be closer to 200 grams. Sigh... Anyway, found some foamy cecal poo in the brooder, which is not normal, so I'm thinking coccidiosis. It also keeps shutting one eye, but has not sighs of respiratory disease other than it gets winded easily while I mess with it.

    Current plan is to start them on Corid and Baycox.

    Baycox dose is 7 mg/kg orally for two days, and my Baycox is 50 mg/ml. I remember reading somewhere that Baycox needs to be diluted because it can irritate their esophagus is given undiluted, so I need to go weigh all of them, do a little math and figure out what the best water to Baycox ratio is.

    Corid dose is easy, it's ~0.02 ml per 100 grams, which is about one drop. That and 2.5 ml per liter of drinking water. It's more than is needed, but if the sick one isn't drinking, I know it will get it's daily dose if I give it both ways.

    -Kathy
     
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  2. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info Kathy, keep us posted on the outcome.

    Thank you for all you do,

    Gerald Barker
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thought you all might want to see the poop pictures that I took yesterday.
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    -Kathy
     
  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Post a close up of that eye if you can. The poo looks like cocci. Does the chick wipe its eye on the back and shoulder?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Haven't seen it wipe the eye, it just closes it. Also seems like it's breathing is more labored than it should be, but will try to get a good picture of the eye when I reweigh it today.

    -Kathy
     
  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Even if you don't see them wiping their face on the back and shoulder you will see the crusty feathers where they did.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Here is an eye picture:
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    -Kathy
     
  9. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    It isn't the dreaded P word. It looks like it is irritated and a little puffy. No drainage or weeping, no nasal discharge, perhaps it is an allergy thing. I would think there would be some of the normal runny eyes and nose if it was bacterial. Have you opened the eyelid to look at the eye?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The actual eyeball looks okay, but when you look at it head on it looks like maybe that side of the face slightly swollen. Chick is half size it should be, so something is going on, but not sure what that is. Good news though... After days one of Corid it was up 10 grams. I meant to give it Baycox, but got lazy, lol.

    -Kathy
     

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