weak chicken

venkat609

Hatching
9 Years
Oct 22, 2010
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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
 

Clay Valley Farmer

Songster
9 Years
Sep 7, 2010
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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.
 

Sooner

My kids Mom!
10 Years
Mar 22, 2009
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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???
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
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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
 

venkat609

Hatching
9 Years
Oct 22, 2010
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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.
 

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