Possible chick botulism?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hnbubz, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. hnbubz

    hnbubz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that my chicks may have botulism. I don't know how they would get it, seeing as they have only lived inside my room, which is where they were hatched. But, if they do have it, am I at risk?
     
  2. Highlander

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    What makes you think they have botulism?
     
  3. hnbubz

    hnbubz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 of them are getting leg paralysis, as well as the drooping eye lids when left for a second. I'm going to try epsom salt, I'm just concerned that they are hazardous in my room.
     
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  6. hnbubz

    hnbubz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them are becoming splayed. But it looks like the splay is caused by paralysis?
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Are they on a slippery floor-no traction? I would give them vitamins. If they are less than 6 weeks old, I would not think Marek's, but it can happen. If they are getting medicated feed switch to non-medicated and start vitamins.

    I think botulism would kill them?

    Are they too warm?

    How old are they?
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  8. hnbubz

    hnbubz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are still alive. Except for one. They are on paper towels. I'm going to get vitamins tomorrow.
     

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