sick one day, good the next, sick chick :(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jacquieandpets, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Jacquieandpets

    Jacquieandpets New Egg

    Aug 30, 2014
    I recently bought a 4 week old chick.
    He is sick, but was recovering.
    He had an issue in which his beak had mucus, but he was not sneezing or wheezing.
    He was constantly falling asleep and being lethargic. He had swollen eyes and watery mucus poop.
    I started giving him vitamin and treating him with corrid.
    I also was feeding him egg and cottage cheese.
    He was starting to run around and following me everywhere! eat everything and be happy.
    he no longer had mucus in his nose and was pooping fine. his eyes are not swollen anymore.

    I did that for a week, but didn't do it for 2 days.
    now he has mucus coming from his mouth, one beak nostril is red and he is back to being lethargic, his poop is yellow and he keeps scratching himself.

    Any advice?

    I really love this chick.
    Thank you.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your chick![​IMG] Two Crows gave you some great links to explore.
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  4. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2014
    hello and welcome,poor chick,sound's like you have been given some great advice by Two Crow's,i'm hoping he pull's through[​IMG]
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Have you seen any mites or lice on him- you have to part the feathers and really look hard.
    Has he passed any worms in his poo. He may have both problems. Sounds like someone sold/ you a sick baby. Does he eat grower food for chickens? Is he drinking well?

    Can you describe any other symptoms? Is he kept in a brooder . If he is only 4 weeks old he needs to have supplemental heat - unless you live in a very hot area. At birth a chick should have temps. of 95, each week you lower it 5 degrees- so his area should be 80 degrees or so. Chicks can get sick from being too cold, in a drafty place, etc. , fed improperly etc., or caught an illness from other birds before they can build an immunity.

    Have you told the person who sold you the chick, that he is ill .Have you asked about the other chicks, and what you should do about yours?
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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your chick. [​IMG] Hopefully, you can find out what is wrong!
  8. Jacquieandpets

    Jacquieandpets New Egg

    Aug 30, 2014
    Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your kindness!
    So, this past week, I spent a lot of time with this chick.
    Only to realize that another chick also got sick.
    They are both very healthy now and very happy.

    What I did. :love

    I gave them an interesting recipe.

    -shallow plastic container
    -2 small boiled eggs (chopped)
    -1 garlic clove (very finely chopped)
    - 1 organic womens multi vitamin (opened the pill and poured out 1/2 teaspoon)
    - 1 amoxicillin pill (used 1/4)
    - a pinch of cyan pepper
    - spoon full of olive oil
    -enough water to cover the eggs

    - gently put them all together!
    I did this for a week straight.
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm happy to hear that your chick is now better!

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