Sluggish baby chick

byrd95

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Jun 2, 2020
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I recently had an outbreak of coccida in my 8 week old chicks. I had 14 and am down to two. They are doing great and I am still treating them with corid. I also have 1 week old serama chicks I am treating and they all seem to be doing fantastic! I have 6 polish chicks ranging from 3-5 weeks. My minimal paint frizzle polish girl has been sluggish the past few days and her wings have been lowered a bit. I mentioned that to the breeder because I had discussed the coccida outbreak I had with my older babies and told her that I was treating everyone. I sent her pics/videos of her and she said that she was most likely fine and that polish are just a little different and seem off sometimes...? I am new to this breed so I'm unsure if that is even true or not. Everyone is on wire so their droppings are going on puppy pads and the stool seems normal except I did notice last night there was a clear milky poo with a small turd in it. It was on a board we have in one of the cages to put weight on the bottom so the water doesn't spill. I am just not sure which baby that it came from. I've noticed that she has been eating but I can't for sure say I've seen her drinking. Should I completely separate her from everyone? I'm just worried about her being lonely. What can I give her extra to help her gain some energy? Would rooster booster help her at all?
 

azygous

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It's wise to treat all of your chicks as your are. It's possible this droopy one has managed to come down with coccidiosis. Sometimes a sulfa antibiotic is needed along with the Corid to treat outbreaks as it can inflame intestines and cause bacterial infection on top of the parasitic occupation.

You can order the sulfa here. https://www.jedds.com/shop/trimethoprinsulfa-100-g-medpet/

Meanwhile, yes to the vitamins. You can also give this chick some warm sugar water to elevate its glucose and perhaps revive it to a degree.
 

byrd95

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Jun 2, 2020
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Thank you for your response. Do you think I should separate her? I felt like the other polish were running her over at times because they are at that "flighty age" and also establishing pecking order. She is the runt and hasn't grown a lot.
 

byrd95

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She's just so much smaller I feel like she gets trampleed at times and I really don't know if she is contagous since I don't really know what is wrong with her unless it is coccidia. If I just added one closer to her size in a tote with her would that be okay? Or do you really think I should just keep her with the other five.
 

azygous

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Do what you need to do to achieve a comfort zone for yourself.

Putting a docile chick in with the weak chick isn't a terrible idea. Try giving them both finely minced boiled egg or tofu.
 

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