Sick Chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalfarm1, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. animalfarm1

    animalfarm1 In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2014
    Animal Farm
    My Red Star has gone very light in weight, when I pick him up, it's like holding air. He is not very lethargic, but he walks slower than the others, when he eats, he doesn't eat everything he pecks at, he also drinks water. He also has a pooey butt.
    What's wrong with him, and is there anything I can do to cure it?

  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Look over his body, paying attention to the vent, while parting feathers to make sure there are no mites or lice. Do it at night with a head lamp or flashlight. Treat if needed. Deworm him, treat for coccidiosis, then deworm again 10 days after the first one.

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