Update on pet store rescue chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buteo4, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. buteo4

    buteo4 In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2010
    Menominee, MI
    Well, so far so good (for the most part) The 10 chicks with the severe foot problems are all still alive, eating drinking and peeping happily. I have been changing their bedding pine shavings) daily and continuing with the antibiotics in the water. I have noticed that on one or two the foot has fallen off completely leaving just a nub. I have noticed a nasty smell coming from some of the dead feet though. No povidone/iodine in the house so will get some tomorrow to apply to all the dead feet/legs. Thankfully they all only have one afflected leg! Now I am wanting to have another coop/run built for when these "special needs" chicks grow up!
    I am wondering if I should be offering them probiotics now, or wait until they are no longer on the Duramycin. Any ideas?
    If they continue to do well I may be looking for special homes for some of these babies when they are older...if anyone in WI/UP is interested!

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    This was obviously in reference to an earlier thread. Can you provide a link?
  3. slickchik

    slickchik Songster

    Mar 27, 2008
    Southern California
    Wait until they are done with the antibiotics before you provide the probiotics... otherwise you will just be wasting the probiotics. I would even go so far as to amputate the dead parts [​IMG] We had a chicken with only one leg and she was fine.
  4. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    Did you report the petstore?
    Im glad they seem to be doing better, poor lil dears!
    So whats the count? how many have 1 foot? Sounds like Gang to me too.
    Hope they continue to recover! [​IMG]

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