sick chick help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jnkir7, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my broody has a chick with droopy wings its eating and active but its not looking right anything i should do [​IMG]:th [​IMG]
     
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  3. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ok its a turken baby two weeks , i hatched it than let the broody raise them , she sleeps in the coop with the others on wood chips, she eats good plays good but suddenly her wings are very droopy, like a setting hen but im woried about her, i really want theese turkens . her poop is good its been very wet here but the run is covered so she isnt getting wet. [​IMG] i just thought i may need to put him under a light for a few days any ideas
     
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  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do an exam and check out the crop - make sure it isn't hard like something's stuck in there. And just check him out all over and see if anything is suspect.

    Next, i would watch for bloody feces or if the chick starts fluffing up and getting lethargic.

    My first suspicion is coccidiosis.

    And honestly, if anyone else seconds that thought, i would go ahead and medicate all the chicks with Corid so it doesn't get out of hand.
     
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    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thank-you
     
  6. Raising baby chicks under a broody that is NOT isolated from the rest of the flock it risky business. They are exposed to every thing the flock may carry including cocci.

    I would isolate your broody and her babies and start feeding medicated starter and fresh water everyday.

    As far as medication: I just do not know. So many things can be wrong including a genetic disorder.

    Put a heat lamp or heat coil in with your hen a baby. Keep them warm and clean.

    I have babies running the barn and they are no longer with their mommy. Some are doing just fine and a few are not so well.

    If I have a baby that is precious to me, like a wild hen and roo pair hatch, they stay in the nurseries until the mom wants nothing to do with them.
     

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