Please help! Lethargic silkie!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4 Georgia Hens, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. 4 Georgia Hens

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    This morning when I was unlocking my chickens, I noticed one of my silkies acting lethargic. It was hunched over in the corner of the coop. When I picked it up, she didn’t protest at all, which is usual. Immediately, I added some hay to my “hospital” crate and placed food and water inside. I decided to separate the little one because I wanted to be able to keep a close eye on her. Here are the details:
    Age: 4 months
    Food: Organic grower feed
    Behavior: Hunched over, tail pulled down, doesn’t want to move, etc.
    The little guy lives with its mother and 2 siblings.

    I really need help in figuring this out! Please share any thoughts or advice!
     
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    The chick’s behavior has not yet improved.
     
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    I really need help!
     
  4. Table4Six

    Table4Six Free Ranging

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    Does she feel underweight? Do you have avian antibiotics you could administer?
     
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  5. dawg53

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    I recommend getting the chick started on Corid 9.6% liquid solution. Dosage is 9.5cc's per gallon of water for 5 days. You'll probably have to use an eyedropper to administer the liquid on the side of her beak in order for her to swallow it.
    You can cut the Corid and water dosages in half since it's only one chick if you wish.
     
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    Ok. Where can I find Corid?
     
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    She has always been a small bird so I can’t really tell. What avian antibiotics do you recommend?
     
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    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    Most Tractor Supply Stores and other feed stores have it in stcok in liquid (less expensive) or powder. You can dose the little one with a couple of drops of the undiluted Corid twice a day, in addition to giving it in the water.
     
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    Look in the cattle section for the liquid or the powder. upload_2019-3-9_18-15-25.jpeg
     
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    Thank you all. She has started to hunch up with her her head in a corner. Poor girl. I will try to get some Corid tomorrow. Is there anything else that I can do in the meantime?
     

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