Should I tube feed my pullet who might have Coccidiosis?

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Hi!
I believe my pullet is close to death and I am trying to do everything I can think of to save her. I have been syringe feeding her water though I am not sure I am giving her enough. She has all the signs of Coccidiosis except the blood in her poo, she does have diarrhea. I am not sure the last time she ate but know it has been days.
I have tried, blueberries, yogurt, crumbles. She just sleeps all poofed up. She feels cold. I have her wrapped in a towel on my lab to keep her warm because me portable heater stopped working. Should I attempt to tube feed her? I wasn't sure if it would aggravate or make things worse in her little body. I have been putting the Corid or whatever it is in her water and forcing her to drink it, though I am not sure exactly how much I should put in a bowel because the measurements are so large. I have been doing 3ml in about a cup of water. Any help is appreciated.
 
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How long has she been like this?
What type of corid do you have?
How long have you been treating?
I don't know what kind it is. I started treating her sunday. I dont know how long she has had it. I noticed her behavior on Saturday. I tried to get a hold of my vet several times with no luck which makes me extremely frustrated. Looking for a new one now.
 

Crazy Maizie

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For the corid is it liquid or powder?
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How long have you been treating?
 

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It's 2 teaspoons per gallon. I would just make the whole gallon and I would treat your whole flock. Rarely does only one have an issue and others don't. However, it might not be coccidiosis.
How old is she?
 
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It's 2 teaspoons per gallon. I would just make the whole gallon and I would treat your whole flock. Rarely does only one have an issue and others don't. However, it might not be coccidiosis.
How old is she?
I did that for the other 2. She is 17 weeks old. The other 2 are not showing any signs. They are quite bigger than her but roughly the same age. She is not showing and respiratory issues. I looked up all the common diseases for chickens and she doesn't seem to fit any of those except Coccidiosis. I am not sure what else to do. I have been treating her Monday, not Sunday. Sunday is when I noticed she was a little off. So, she has been on treatment for 3 days. I just tube fed her. We will see what happens.
 

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3 days might not long enough to show a lot of improvement if serious. Also, you might not have been giving enough corid due to the conversions. It's not really much of a waste even if you mixed 1 tsp in a half gallon, at least it would be the correct dosage.
 
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3 days might not lo g enough to show a lot of improvement if serious. Also, you might not have been giving enough corid due to the conversions. It's not really much of a waste even if you mixed 1 tsp in a half gallon, at least it would be the correct dosage.
I have been giving her too much. I mixed 2 tbs not teaspoons. I put 3ml in a cup of water too. So I will correct that. Hopefully she will come around. I have her with me so I can keep an eye on her.
 

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I have been giving her too much. I mixed 2 tbs not teaspoons. I put 3ml in a cup of water too. So I will correct that. Hopefully she will come around. I have her with me so I can keep an eye on her.
Oh. I see. Well hope she improves soon especially with the tube feeding. :fl
 

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