totally at a loss :0(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kyrose, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i have a 6 week old sultan.weds. i went out to feed and she was on her side and a d'uccle was standing on her.i picked her up and she was very skinny.i brought her in the house started her on electrolytes w/vitamins and have been giving her yogurt a few times a day.she eats fine and drinks fine.her poo looks fine to me.shes not active at all.shes fluffed up and when she lays down she doesnt seem to be able to get up.once i help her up she seems ok.i think thats why she mostly sleeps standing up.( she sleeps alot ) i was thinking maybe some kind of back injury?is there anything else you all can think of that i need to be doing?
    thanks for any thought.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    coccidiosis. Treal with corrid or sulmet. Very classic symptoms. Blood is only occasionally in the poop with cocci.
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:how would she have gotten it and what about my other chickens?
    thanks for replying
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Thanks Sonoran! I bet thats what my SLW had, now that I think of her symptoms!
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  5. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i read what the symptoms to this desease is and she doesnt have diarhea and shes eating and dring very well...so far no blood in poo..
     
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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  7. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i guess it wouldnt hurt to try it.where do i get those meds? it still seems like an injury to me.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A rooster standing on a similar sized bird will not cause an injury. Jumping on, pecking and otherwise attacking, maybe. Could also be worms or lice/mites (based upon the bird's behavior). You did see, and I didn't, so you have to factor that in, but your description doesn't sound like an injury.

    Most coccidiosis does NOT present with bloody stool, as is explained in the like I gave.

    If it is an injury, you need to treat symptomatically.
     
  9. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    sonoran,thanks for all your help....
     

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