weak chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by venkat609, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. venkat609

    venkat609 New Egg

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    Hi,

    i have 3 month old rooster. when i bought it, it was very active and used to run very fast and we could not even be able to catch it. But for the past 2 days its very slow, always sitting or sleeping. It looks very weak, and the tail is drooping down. I noticed that the dropping was brownish and also whitish and watery. pls help me with some medicine to save this young rooster
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First I would guess coccidia and go for the Corid
    Second I would think worm with Wazine and follow up a week later with broad spectrum wormer of some sort.

    In the mean time hydration and getting some high quality food in. Chopped up eggs, yogurt, tuna ect.
     
  3. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    The first thing I would do is get my hands on the bird to see if I see any mites or bugs of any kind, that can really take a bird down fast, if I didn't see any bugs then I would go to worms as a possiblity. Do you have the roo separated from the flock???
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Here is the "poo page" for checking to see if your chicken's poo is normal.

    http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    Here is info on coccidiosis:
    http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/coccidiosis.html
    If you use Corid, you should see improvement within 24 hours, in my experience. It might be worth a try for that long, although 3 months is old for coccidiosis. It can still occur with a weakened immune system.

    Here's dosage info on Corid:
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/corid-20-soluble-powder.html

    scroll down to see Speckled Hen's advice:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=93210

    And Wazine:
    http://www.drugs.com/vet/wazine-17.html

    And other worming info:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=385238
     
  5. venkat609

    venkat609 New Egg

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    Quote:hi, I checked the bird, but there are no bugs. What medicine to give for worns and how to give it? The roo lives in the same cage as the others, but during day they are let out to graze in the open, but this roo is now sitting all alone and does not join with the flock.
     
  6. venkat609

    venkat609 New Egg

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    Quote:Hi,
    what medicine to be given for coccidia ???

    Thanks
     

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