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Poorly Bantam Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SpringbankFamilyFarm, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. SpringbankFamilyFarm

    SpringbankFamilyFarm Chirping

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    My 16 week old bantam chick suddenly became very ill - on Sunday i found her lying on her side, one of her legs was stiff and i was so sure that i would lose her while i was at work so left her with my Dad who gave her sugary water while i was gone. When i came back she was a little better. We gave her mashed up strawberries and porridge oats with yoghurt which she was very keen to gobble down and more water. She has EXTREMELY watery poo...almost like the water was just going straight through her...we put her back on chick crumb as she has also lost a lot of weight and she is eatin and drinking like a bat out of hell but keeps producing extremely watery poo - is there anything I can do to help her?
     
  2. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Could be coccidiosis. I'd start her on Corid ASAP. IMG_20190613_174008.jpg
     
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  3. SpringbankFamilyFarm

    SpringbankFamilyFarm Chirping

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    Thank you very much - will give my vet a call and see what she has available :)
     
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  4. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    People are always soo quick to jump on Coccidiosis as being the culprit.......
     
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    I agree!
     
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  6. SpringbankFamilyFarm

    SpringbankFamilyFarm Chirping

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    Do either of you 2 have another idea then?
     
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    What's the temperature where it's being kept? Can you post some pics of the poop? Is there blood in the poop, although not every case of coccidiosis will have blood in the feces, there may be signs of tissue that has sloughed off the intestinal walls.
    Could also be necrotic enteritis, symptoms are similar, lethargic, fluffed up appearance and loss of appetite, bloody poop and diarrhea. You say it has a good appetite so I don't think it could be either but can't definently be ruled out.
     
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  9. RhodeIslandRed5

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    It won't hurt to give Corid, just in case.
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Also with it drinking so much water and all the fruits you gave = watery poop. Pic of the poop please. Try making a mash out of the chick feed, get some Nutri - Drench from the feed store. 2x 007Sean
     
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