In the Brooder
- May 23, 2012
I have a 14 week old check that I discovered not doing so well about 10 days ago (some of you many have read/responded to my previous post https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1065236/12-week-old-chick-possibly-sick-need-help-please). I still can't say that I know what happened; some suggested that it could be cocci and they may be right, however she's not exhibited the typical symptoms as I've seen them in the past. I normally have some Corid on hand, however I went through my Chicken "pharmacy kit" and threw what I had out because it had gotten old and have been unable to get more in time for this chick. Regardless as suggested in a link provided by someone, I treated her with Oxytetracycline, which she is now off of. She's alert and eats and drinks on her own, though not as much as she probably should be as her crop doesn't get filled, so I periodically feed her by hand to make sure she's getting enough food. As I said she's alert and generally seems better, however she hasn't stood up for about 10 days and her legs seem very weak. She has no problems keeping her head up high. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how I can help her get some strength back?