Sick Keet

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Foghorn Mike, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Foghorn Mike

    Foghorn Mike In the Brooder

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    I have 10 keets 5 weeks old now. About 10 days ago 1 of them got bound up by eating hay, he finally passed it within a day. After that I am pretty sure coccidia set in, he had all the signs of it. I think he got weak by being bound up and that's how it set in. The other 9 are fine and all are on medicated food. This sick one however just can't seem to shake it off. I am not really seeing anymore signs of coccidia, but he is slow and half the size of the others. He would rather hang out by the light while the others roost. He is eating and drinking some and will get excited over millet, but that's about it. It's been 10 days now and I really didn't expect him to make it this long but he is still hanging in there. I don't know of anything else I can do. Any suggestions?
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    If the bird is still hanging at the light in this heat it suggests a fever from an infection of some type. You didn't mention the condition of the droppings.
     
  3. Foghorn Mike

    Foghorn Mike In the Brooder

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    Quote:I haven't been able to distinguish his droppings from the others in the last few days. There aren't any droppings in the light area either. After he passed the hay a week ago, his droppings went from basically clear liquid to milky white (suggested coccidia), then the last time I saw him drop, it was darker with some consistency but still runny. I thought maybe he was coming out of it when I saw that, but apparently not. I do have access to a vet, if there is something I can give him for possible infection. I just don't know what.

    ..more.. I just checked in on them and he was still under the light. However this time when he got up and walked around he is now walking fairly normal, neck extended and head bobbing. He is still slow however. For the last week he has been tucking his head in. He jumped right into the millet with the rest of them as well.
     
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