sick chicken help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pamchicken, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. pamchicken

    pamchicken New Egg

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    I have been having chickens dying. First they look fine then I will let them out one morning and a chicken will not be able to stand or balance on their feet. I love my pet chickens but no vet in our area for help. I bought vitamin supplement to add to water but still have problems any suggestions.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. chikinluvr12

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    How old are these chickens. How many do u have. Are they all cooped together
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Yes , an age would be good to know, and their history (where they came from, when, did they come all at once?) Coccidiosis is a possible cause since chickens coming from one area to another may be exposed to a cocci strain they are not immune to. Corid liquid 2 tsp per gallon of water for 5 days would be the treatment I would use. Then I would inspect them for lice and mites, look at their vents for redness or infection, feel their crops, and look at their eyes and faces thoroughly. Look at their poops, too.
     
  5. pamchicken

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    I hatched her myself about 6 mos ago. I have bought other hens from local swap meet. I suspect one may have been sick as I never had any issues before this. Today I noticed runny stools dark brown with alittle white. No appearance of worms. Do you still recommend corks and should I put in healthy chickens water
     

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