Should I tube feed my pullet who might have Coccidiosis?

Aug 5, 2021
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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.
 

Iluveggers

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Might I recommend raw egg yolk. It’s what baby chicks survive on. When I thought my pullet was dying of coccidosis, I kept putting her beak in water and dipping my pinky finger in egg yolk and touching her beak with it. It’s liquidy so easier to swallow. I did this every 30 minutes the first evening, once an hour the second day (she wasn’t moving at all at that point), & on day 3 she sat up and got an appetite back so I made her wet mash w the Corid water. I know every situation is different but she’s the second bird I saved who I fed raw yolk too...it has so much nutrition.

Also, I moved mine indoors in a brooding pen to feed her & keep her warm. She spent almost 2 days cradled in my sweatshirt
 
Aug 5, 2021
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Definitely you can feed her then.
Okay, I gave her as much as I felt I could. I put her back in her makeshift bed and put a towel over her to keep her as warm I can. I will give her an egg in the morning after her meds and water if her crop is empty. Thank you so much for your help. All of ya'll are so wonderful for helping me. I am so grateful.
 
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Check her crop amd along intestines do you feel any blockage
No, honestly I am new to owning chickens and only after I tube fed her did even know where her crop was. So there is no blockage. It has been empty for only God knows how long. The worst part is..I cannot figure out how to help her. If she makes it through the night I am going to call a couple new vet clinics I found and see if the treat chickens. As far as intestines... how do I feel for blockage? Sorry to sound so ignorant.. but I am. Out of the chicken book I have and the magazine it only talks about common diseases. So, I am learning as I go. Thank you for your help.
 

6BeachChicks

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How is she? Can you ask the vet for this?
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Crazy Maizie

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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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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.
Check her crop amd along intestines do you feel any blockage
 

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