Sick Polish hen (4mos)Little improvement

Backwoodsgirl09

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I found my lil Orphan Annie (4-5 month old Polish) 5 days ago after work cold and lifeless inside the coop. Poop was runny with a little blood. Warned her up and gave water with electrolytes and probiotics via syringe and gave one drop of liquid corrid by mouth.

Day 3 she ate a little one her own but hadn’t drank. Continued water and electrolytes via mouth and she seemed to start perking up and getting spunkier when handled.

Day 5, she is back quiet and laying in the same spot with a poopy butt from not standing up. Poop looks normal.
Is there anything else I can do for her?
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Skyle

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I haven’t. I didn’t even think of that.
How do you check for that?
You have to search between the feathers for lice (you usually find them around the vent and butt area), and in the coop for red mites. These parasites can be very dangerous to chickens if there are many.

Here there are some articles that explain how to check chickens for parasites and what they look like
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention.64597/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/how-to-treat-chicken-lice-preventative-care-tips.73610/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock.47659/
 

Crazy Maizie

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Diarrhea with a little blood sounds like it could be coccidiosis. I would treat all with corid, it won't hurt even if it is not coccidiosis. Since shes been sick for a few days, I'd start treatment asap.
 

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Poop was runny with a little blood. Warned her up and gave water with electrolytes and probiotics via syringe and gave one drop of liquid corrid by mouth.

she ate a little one her own but hadn’t drank.
Please post some photos of her poop.

Check to make sure her crop is emptying overnight. Keep her hydrated and encourage her to eat.

One drop of Liquid Corid is not going to help anything. Blood in the poop in a 4-5 month old may be Coccidiosis and/or worms.
Mix your liquid Corid at a rate of 2 teaspoons per gallon of water. Give for 5-7 days as the only source of drinking water. Cut out the electrolytes while treating her with the Corid.

Deworm her with Safeguard. Dose is 0.25ml per pound of weight given orally once a day for 5 days.
 

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