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sick ? 4 wk old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shilo7, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Shilo7

    Shilo7 Out Of The Brooder

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    1 Chick four weeks old. Has diarrhea and is falling over on occasion.

    2 Some of the other chicks have diarrhea too but I read it could be because they are thot. There are no worms or anything in the diarrhea.
    3 let them play in the run for 2hours today. Could the chick just be tired and hot temp 75 Texas?
    4 Temp is 70 -80 in the am and 50-60 at night should I remove the heat lamp.
    5 She is flying and walking around.
    6 The chick that are black
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    are Australorp but are now getting brown feathers. Do you think they are a mix breed


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Coccidiosis is common in younger chicks. The symptoms are lethargy, weakness, hunched posture, not eating, and diarrhea with mucus or blood. Corid (amprollium,) a cattle medicine is the treatment. Make sure that chicks on grass get some chick grit to help with digestion.
     
  3. Shilo7

    Shilo7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help :)
     
  4. Shilo7

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    I gave the chicks the medication and they are better now. Thank you so much :)
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That is good news. Thank you for the update.
     

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