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Silkie pullet holding head down and standing alone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lancasterflock, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could anyone help me figure out what I need to help our little silkie snowy?
    She has been standing alone by herself and sometimes with her head down.

    The weather has been colder, around 30° at night. On and off rain ( just foggy right now ) should I treat with corrid? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Chickens that stand alone and are cold always get me thinking either worms or Coccidiosis. Both of these cause the bird to lose weight so they do get colder, depressed and they tend to go off by themselves as well.

    I would get her wormed and you may as well worm the entire flock. After then worming, it might not hurt to use some Corid on her as well in case this is Coccidiosis.

    Silkies are not really deep cold resistant birds either. If your winters get brutally cold, you might consider options to keep her warmer than the rest of the flock.
     
  3. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you crows! What would you suggest as a wormer? What would you suggest doing first? I will be heading into town after a bit and I'd like to pick all of the stuff up. Thank u so much!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You can do this all at the same time. Do you have a tractor supply nearby? They usually carry Safeguard Liquid Goat Wormer. This stuff will take care of worms fast. 1/2 ml orally down the throat (for large breed birds) once a day for 3 days, then repeat in 10 days. Same for bantam breeds, but use 1/4 ml instead. Pick up an syringe at the feed store too while you are there so you can dose the birds. No needle needed.

    Get some Corid or something with Amprolium in it for the Cocci. This is put in the water for 5 to 7 days.

    Good luck and keep us posted! :)
     
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  5. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much crows!
    I don't have a tractor supply but I do have a coastal and a co op here. I'm headed to coastal for straw today so I will pick up some corid and the safegaurd goat wormer and dropper. Thanks a bunch for the dosing instructions! Will let you know how everybody is in a week or so :)
     
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  6. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: I just gave snowy her first dose of the safeguard goat dewormer and also some water with corid. Im praying she turns around. Also, while I held her giving her the safeguard she felt so light. I also examinded her skin and feathers and I did see a little lice, mite, i'm not exactly sure. SO NOW I also need to work from that angle as well. Any suggestions? Poor girl, she is still eating, but standing alone by herself all puffed up alot :/
     
  7. TwoCrows

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    Ivermectin Pour On for Cattle or Ivermectin Paste for horses. Either of these will help with external bugs. A pea sized dolop on a tiny piece of bread one time on the horse paste. About 5 drops behind the neck on the skin for the Pour On one time. Either one will work. This should help make the skin toxic enough to repel or kill bugs. You will also need to do a thorough cleaning of the coop and nest boxes. Strip everything down and spray or powder with some sort of permethrin or poultry debugging agent. Get every crack in the nest boxes and under the roost bar really well where the bugs like to hide and lay their eggs. You may need to do this once a week for about a month. Redose the bird in 10 days as well with which ever medication you use.

    Good luck, mites are so hard to deal with!! :)
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did you get Corid powder or Corid liquid?

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Powdered Corid drench
    Mix 1/2 level teaspoon with 10ml (2 teaspoons) of water. Stir well and give 0.34 ml per pound orally once a day for 1 or 2 days.

    Give this in addition to the medicated water. Often this will be enough to get them drinking on their own again

    Drinking water dose is using the powder is no less than 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5 days, then 1/3 teaspoon per gallon for 7-14 days.

    -Kathy
     
  10. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Heavens, looks like black friday for me will be spent cleaning the coop and medicating all my girls. I will probably do the horse paste as it seems the most practical time wise.
    I will get both the paste and the debugging powder later this evening.

    Kathy I have the corid liquid :)
     

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