Very sick month old Black Copper Marans Chick - please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Songster

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    And I think it's a hen too. She's having so much trouble breathing, gasping, mouth often open, often rattling sound. Whole body moves when she breathes. Her eyes look awful - strained, watery, a bit of residue. she's on my lap - just sneezed.
    I've tried to give her polyvisol - i don't know what else to do for her other than isolation from the other chicks. She was fine yesterday.
    any thoughts? this is breaking my heart
     
  2. BlueMoon

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    Possibly Roup (nutritional) or air sac disease?
     
  3. dlhunicorn

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    How old is the bird? I just posted on another thread instructions for using tylan injectible ...
    it might also be brooder pnuemonia (aspergillosis >a fungus) She sounds very ill :aww
     
  4. BlueMoon

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    She's still alive this morning! Breathing is still strained, but she's a bit more energetic than last night - she was down right limp at times then.
    She is about 5-6 weeks old. She was hen raised - none of the other seven chicks seem ill, but she got sick really fast - surprisingly only two days after Mama went back to the big birds.
    Good news is that her droppings are normal.
     

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