Sick 4 week old chick!!!!

hershy5252

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May 7, 2015
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PLEASE HELP !!I had 20 chicks, 1 fell sick and didn't make it over night a couple weeks ago.. Then another got sick last week.. I treated with corid for 5 days. Started vitamin water yesterday. And now I have another sick one today. All Sick ones behave the same way . Lethargic, and body's get stiff. They cannot stand. Chick will drink a little and chirps loudly. But losing body function.. Head turned weird. Can anyone help? This sick chick is going to the bathroom but it was a pink tissue looking twice now. Can she be saved??? I have removed them from the others right away , and they fall sick fast.. I have been watching them closely...the rest so far seem well, but I thought that about her yesterday.
 
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hershy5252

Chirping
May 7, 2015
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Ohio
I have not had any responses to my sick 4 week old chicken. Is their a response some where? Do I need to click on something?
 

Mr Beaks

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Jan 13, 2015
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I have not had any responses to my sick 4 week old chicken. Is their a response some where? Do I need to click on something?
I'm sorry you are going through this. I am fairly new here and don't have much experience but was wondering if you treated ALL of the chicks with corid. I had a sick chick with similar symptoms (minus the stiff body/head) and was told that the pink tissue in the poo was shed intestinal lining from coccidiosis. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I will do some research on my end and hopefully someone more experienced will come along in the meantime. Take care and God bless!
 

Mr Beaks

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There's a place here on BYC titled The Great Big Giant Marek's Disease FAQ that is worth checking out. I mention this due to the comment that they can't stand and the head turned weird. It is a long article but it's broken down and easy/quick to navigate. It also mentions illnesses that mimic Marek's. Good luck. Sending thoughts and prayers your way
 

hershy5252

Chirping
May 7, 2015
101
2
63
Ohio
I'm sorry you are going through this. I am fairly new here and don't have much experience but was wondering if you treated ALL of the chicks with corid. I had a sick chick with similar symptoms (minus the stiff body/head) and was told that the pink tissue in the poo was shed intestinal lining from coccidiosis. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I will do some research on my end and hopefully someone more experienced will come along in the meantime. Take care and God bless!
yes I treated them all and thank you for the help much appreciated!!
 

hershy5252

Chirping
May 7, 2015
101
2
63
Ohio
I'm sorry you are going through this. I am fairly new here and don't have much experience but was wondering if you treated ALL of the chicks with corid. I had a sick chick with similar symptoms (minus the stiff body/head) and was told that the pink tissue in the poo was shed intestinal lining from coccidiosis. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I will do some research on my end and hopefully someone more experienced will come along in the meantime. Take care and God bless!
 

hershy5252

Chirping
May 7, 2015
101
2
63
Ohio
The sick chick is still hanging on. Not twisted up as the other 2. She is drinking off a spoon, not eating much, keep trying to give her scrambled eggs with a little chick food. Has anyone got back a sick chick that hasn't walked for over 24 hours? Am I prolonging the inevitably / or is their a chance? She hold her head up and a couple times I tried to stand her, she wants to walk, with me holding her belly.
 

Mr Beaks

Crowing
Jan 13, 2015
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It sounds like you have done all the right things by Seperating the sick, giving corid and administering vitamins. I know it's stressful but you are doing great. I do wish an old timer would chime in as I feel like we're the blind leading the blind but I hate to see you go this alone. I did do a bunch of research and kept coming up with Marek's but that doesn't mean it is. There are several vitamin deficiencies with the same symptoms in the article mentioned above. I am glad to hear your sick one is holding up. If I were in your shoes I would not give up. Is there any way you could take her to a vet or have a necropsy done on the one that passed? I would be willing to help with the bill if need be. Feel free to PM me if you need to. Hang in there!
 

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