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Very slick polish rooster help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengirl25, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. chickengirl25

    chickengirl25 New Egg

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    My three month old pet rooster Gilly has been sick for the past three days and the second day I brought him inside because he was very cold. Gilly is very wobbly and his waddles are a lighter red color than they usually are. He has been pooping large amounts of poop about every 35-45 minutes and sometimes he will start eating it. Also he doesn't walk around much and sleeps a lot. He does eat and drink which is good. So I don't understand why he is so weak. Just now he pooped out a big pile of poop and it had a few bloody spots in it.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would treat him and your other chickens for coccidiosis right away. Corid (amprollium) liquid 2 tsp in a gallon of water for 5 days. No vitamins or ACV in the water during treatment.
     
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  3. chickengirl25

    chickengirl25 New Egg

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    Okay thank you so much.
     
  4. chickengirl25

    chickengirl25 New Egg

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    So should I keep him inside or return him to his coop?
     
  5. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me, I would take him in and keep warm. He is sick and needs to be treated like a patient until well. Warmth, rest, liquids, food and quiet.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If you have other chickens, they should all be treated since the poo contains the oocysts that will infect everyone else. They have probably already been exposed. A little extra warmth might help him.
     
  7. chickengirl25

    chickengirl25 New Egg

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    Gilly passed away on the 23rd at the age of 3 months and 8 days :,( I miss him a lot.
     
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    chickengirl25 New Egg

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    Gilly passed away August 23rd at the age of 3 months and 8 days :,( I miss him a lot.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss. Did any of the other chicks get cocci?
     

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