Sick young chicken, please help before it's too late.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eliseny, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. eliseny

    eliseny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I posted a few weeks ago about 2 sick chicks, both of which have not been acting right since we got them. One has since passed away. The other one just been quiet and kept to herself since we got her but was all hunched up looking miserable when I last posted. I was advised to treat the whole flock for coccidiosis, so I got Corid and treated them for 5 days. She might have gotten a tiny bit better, but if so, not noticeably any better. She is now even worse and spends her days hunched up, hardly moving, by herself. I am worried I am going to find her dead tomorrow morning. If not, I might have to have my husband put her out of her misery tomorrow. I just feel so bad for her and don't want her to suffer anymore. So, this is a last plea for help before that happens. Anything else I can do for this bird? Please help. :(

    Here is a picture. This is how she looks all day.

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  2. eliseny

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    Forgot to say, that she is also just not thriving at all. She is about the same size as she was a month and a half ago when we got them.
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks typical of a chick with coccidiosis....I would continue with the corid for another few days...so sorry you are going through this...Good luck!
     
  4. eliseny

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    Thanks. I will continue the Corid and cross my fingers.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I will ask eggcessive to look at this thread and see if she has better advice for you...hang in there...she is online now..I will pm her!
     
  6. eliseny

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    Thank you!!!
     
  7. cafarmgirl

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    What was the dose of Corid you were putting in the water?
     
  8. eliseny

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    1 1/2 tsp. per gallon.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Sorry about your chick not improving. I agree with the other on repeating the Corid, and I would use the maximum dosage of 2 tsp of the liquid (or 1.5 tsp of the powder) per gallon of water for 5-7 days. You may need to syringe feed or dropper feed the medication. If using the liquid Corid, it is easy to give a drop or two of undiluted Corid by mouth a couple of times a day to boost the dosage if not drinking well. Also sprinkle some of it on the feed to make an oatmeal consistency. If a vet is possible, you may want to get a stool sample tested for cocci and possible clostridium perfringens, which is a cause of enteritis.
     
  10. eliseny

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    Thanks for the reply. I did use that dosage last time but I will do it again. I put Corid-treated water in there before I closed them up for the night and she took a pretty good drink. She is eating, too, thankfully. Is it possible to overdose if I add it to her food too? I might have to talk hubby into letting me keep her in the house for a bit so everyone else doesn't pick on her and so I can get a stool sample. I do have some vet connections, they're not avian but I'm sure they'd look at a stool sample for me anyway.
     

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