plz help dyng baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by negrita, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby chick ss is really sad has ruffled feathers acts like shes cold she's 4 weeks but is small compared to the other's.My husband forced fed her yolks yesterday and today my fav.chick a black australorp is kinda acting sad too with ruffled feathers too.
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like your chickens have coccidiosis. Here's an article on cocci: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html

    This disease is fatal if left untreated, and will spread to your other chicks. Some people treat the affected bird(s) water with corid (amprolium) or sulmet--I think you can get either of these at a local feed store--ie tractor supply. Hope your chicks are back to normal soon! :)
     
  3. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im just started feeding them corid this morning do u know how long until they start to look better im so worried and sad i already lost to 1 to a dog and 1 dissapeared from cage
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked at the manufacturer's website and they recommended 5 days for cows--I'm not 100% sure how long for chickens. You should start to see improvement soon. Make sure the sick birds are separated, and in a warm, dry area. You may also want to feed them a probiotic/electrolyte to boost their immune systems.
     
  5. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happens if i dont separate them? im treating all of them even the 2 week olds i keep in another brooder because occasionally I've the sick ones with them in the past
     
  6. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because coccidiosis is highly contagious, you run the risk of getting the other birds sick. That is a good idea to treat all of them--they probably all have been exposed.
     
  7. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do u think its ok i force feed the sickly one she drinks.but is not eating and looks out of it
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    No. YOu'll gain nothing by force feeding and may cause her to aspirate.
     
  9. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happens next i wait and see if she dies?
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  10. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long will they last now there are two not eating or dinking
     

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